|Statement||autobiographic documents collected by Manuel Gamio.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xiii, 288 p.|
|Number of Pages||288|
Books like THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Reyna Grande and JUST LIKE US by Helen Thorpe, shed much-needed light on the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the Mexican-American border. These stories are a powerful representation of the trials of Central American immigrants and the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the border. The ten books in this list all feature characters from vastly different backgrounds coming to and residing in the United States for a variety of reasons. From real-life accounts and personal experiences to fictional stories about family ties and cultural identity, these books will show your students what it means to be an immigrant in America. anthropologist Manuel Gamio’s The Mexican Immigrant: His Life Story, Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony, Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/La Frontera, and Miguel Arteta’s film Star Maps. By using these varied genres to investigate the complex politics of racialized, subaltern, feminist, and. In this gripping memoir, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa tells his amazing life story--from his impoverished childhood in the tiny village of Palaco, Mexico, to his harrowing border crossing and his transformation from illegal immigrant to American citizen and gifted student at the University of California at Berkeley and at Harvard Medical s:
After both of his parents and one brother died in Mexico, he and his surviving siblings managed to return to the U.S. in “We were lucky to come back,” he said. “But there are others. A dark topic explored in the book is the so-called “Mexican Repatriation” where between and an estimated , to 1,, workers were deported to Mexico during the Great. The raid was just one incident in a long history of discrimination against Latino people in the United States. Since the s, anti-Latino prejudice has led to illegal deportations, school. Books shelved as immigrant-fiction: The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez, Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake by Jhumpa.
Her high school sweetheart, Obinze, has a rather different immigrant experience, as he tries to navigate life in London after his visa expires. Full-hearted, brilliant, and required reading for everyone. Cristina Henriquez, The Book of Unknown Americans. Fittingly, this novel is told in a series of voices, all first person accounts. The books below offer stories that originate with people who decided to come to America. Their stories are poignant, exciting, adventurous, pious, and reveal to the reader vital truths about the human experience. Each book that chronicles the story of immigration adds to the American story. This book looks at the inner lives of Mexican immigrants in a northwestern U.S. boomtown, a loose collection of families from Michoacán and surrounding states living a mere miles from Canada. They are more isolated than most mexicano communities closer to home, and they endure severe winters that make life more difficult still. His first book, Replenished Ethnicity: Mexican Americans, Immigration, and Identity(University of California Press, ) draws on interviews and participant observation to understand how uninterrupted Mexican immigration influences the ethnic identity of later-generation Mexican Americans. The book was awarded the American Sociological.