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Gerster, Michelle

Summary: "A poignant bilingual YA graphic memoir about a teenage girl's harrowing experience crossing the Mexico-US border. This compelling young adult graphic memoir tells the story of Gricelda, a fifteen-year-old Mexican girl who crosses the border into America with her mother and younger brother in search of a better life. Their treacherous journey is filled with both heartbreak and hope. Will...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arsenal Pulp Press 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA WORLD SPANISH GER

Marcom, Micheline Aharonian

Summary: "Emilio thinks he is living the American Dream: his parents, who emigrated from Guatemala to California, sacrifice daily to make sure of it. And his life seems relatively normal until he turns sixteen. Like most teenagers, Emilio is determined to get his driver's license--however, his mother dissuades him from doing so. When Emilio asks why, his parents reveal a shocking secret: he is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAR

Rouse, Victorya

Summary: "English teacher Victorya Rouse has assembled a collection of real-world experiences of teen refugees from around the world. Learn where these young people came from, why they left, and how they arrived in the United States. Read about their struggles to adapt to a new language, culture, and high school experiences, along with updates about how they are doing now and what they hope their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zest Books 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 305.235 ROU

Thorpe, Helen

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Follows the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers from nations devastated by drought or famine or war, over the course of their first school year in America. The talented and endlessly resourceful Denver South High School teacher Mr. Eddie Williams welcomes these students, who speak fourteen different languages but no English and are completely unfamiliar with American culture, to his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2017

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Andreu, Maria E.

Summary: Feeling blocked after moving from Argentina to New Jersey, a sixteen-year-old poet finds herself torn between a cute American boy in her math class and a Greek student who understands the struggles she is facing in an ESL class.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC AND

Villalobos, Juan Pablo

Summary: Award-winning Mexican author Juan Pablo Villalobos explores illegal immigration with this emotionally raw and timely nonfiction book about ten Central American teens and their journeys to the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Magazines, Call number: YA 305.235 VIL

Aliu, Xhenet

Summary: A fierce debut novel about mothers and daughters, haves and have-nots, and the stark realities behind the American Dream.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALI

Summary: In a unique collaboration with photographer and educator Wendy Ewald, eighteen immigrant teenagers create an alphabet defining their experiences in pictures and words. Wendy helped the teenagers pose for and design the photographs, interviewing them along the way about their own journeys and perspectives. America Border Culture Dreamer presents Wendy and the students' poignant and powerful...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.23 EWA

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