Coedited by award-winning author achy obejas and cultural studies scholar Megan Bayles, this anthology addresses the perennial questions about society and the individual that the authors of the Great Books have pondered for centuries.
Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His MotherRandom House Trade Paperbacks #ad - A story begging to be told. The christian science Monitor “A prodigious feat of reporting. But he pushes forward, courage, hope, relying on his wit, and the kindness of strangers. It’s about home. The washington post book World “A searing report from the immigration frontlines. Nazario’s impressive piece of reporting turns the current immigration controversy from a political story into a personal one.
Entertainment Weekly “Gripping and harrowing. If you are going to read only one nonfiction book this year, it has to be this one. Praise for enrique’s Journey “Magnificent. Enrique’s Journey is about love. Braving unimaginable peril, enrique travels through hostile worlds full of thugs, bandits, often clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains, and corrupt cops.
Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother #ad - . As isabel allende writes: “This is a twenty-first-century Odyssey. As an adventure narrative alone, Enrique’s Journey is a worthy read. An astonishing story that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about immigration reform in the united states, now updated with a new Epilogue and Afterword, photos of Enrique and his family, and more—the definitive edition of a classic of contemporary America Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for feature writing and another for feature photography, an author interview, this page-turner about the power of family is a popular text in classrooms and a touchstone for communities across the country to engage in meaningful discussions about this essential American subject.
Immigrant Voices, Volume 2Berkley #ad - Their stories, trepidation, humor, candor, and a touch of homesickness, told with pride, offer rarely glimpsed perspectives on the difficult but ultimately rewarding quest to become an American. From the humorous experiences of firoozeh dumas, author of american gypsy, and cambodia to Puerto Rico, and always will remain, Egypt to Havana, to present incredible contemporary portraits of immigrants and illustrate that America is, author of Funny in Farsi, this collection travels from Burundi to Afghanistan, to the poignant struggles of Oksana Marafioti, a fresh and ever-changing melting pot.
Featuring firsthand Accounts byAndré Aciman, Tamim Ansary, H. B. Cavalcanti, oksana marafioti, le ly hayslip, rose ihedigbo, marcus samuelsson, reyna grande, anchee Min, Guillermo Reyes, Shoba Narayan, Loung Ung, Elizabeth Nunez, Aleksandar Hemon, Gilbert Tuhabonye, Gustavo Pérez Firmat, Firoozeh Dumas, Katarina Tepesh, Kao Kalia Yang Random House Trade.
Immigrant Voices, Volume 2 #ad - . A compelling collection of essays providing a comprehensive vision of immigration to the United States in the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries—the indispensable companion to Immigrant Voices. Filled with moving narratives by authors from around the world, Immigrant Voices: Volume II delivers a global and intimate look at the challenges modern immigrants confront.
Crossing Into America: The New Literature Of ImmigrationThe New Press #ad - New Press. This outstanding collection captures the diverse voices of the new literature of American immigration. This book follows these newest arrivals―from their home countries through their engagement with America―and also includes an accessible history of immigration policy, journalists, and newspaper stories, cartoons, and a section of conversations with activists, and scholars working in the front lines of our immigration battles.
Crossing Into America: The New Literature Of Immigration #ad - Bringing together beautiful writing from celebrated authors such as Sandra Cisneros, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Chang-Rae Lee, Jamaica Kincaid, Crossing into America fills the literary void in public discussion about immigration. Since the immigration reforms of 1965 removed many of the racial barriers in American immigration laws, a new wave of immigrants has visibly transformed a society that has long prided itself on being a nation of immigrants.
Random House Trade. Crossing into america includes stories and memoirs of writers born in Mexico, Kashmir, the Philippines, South Africa, and Romania, as well as poignant reflections on the immigrant experience by the children of immigrants.
There There: A novelKnopf #ad - This is the book that everyone is talking about right now, and it’s destined to be a classic. Jacquie red feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene oxendene is pulling his life back together after his uncle’s death and has come to work at the powwow to honor his uncle’s memory.
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There There: A novel #ad - Here is a voice we have never heard—a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with urgency and force. It’s “the year’s most galvanizing debut novel” Entertainment Weekly. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and loss. New Press. There there is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen.
It’s “masterful. One of the 10 best books of the year—the new york times book reviewwinner of the center for fiction first novel prizeone of the best books of the year: the washington post, entertainment weekly, san francisco chronicle, urban indians living in oakland, kirkus reviews new york times best-seller tommy orange’s “groundbreaking, Time, propulsive” People Magazine story of twelve unforgettable characters, California, The Oprah Magazine, O, extraordinary” The New York Times There There is the “brilliant, Buzzfeed, BookPage, GQ, NPR, The Boston Globe, The Dallas Morning News, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, who converge and collide on one fateful day.
The Distance Between Us: A MemoirWashington Square Press #ad - . Funny, and lyrical, heartbreaking, reminding us that the joys and sorrows we experience are imprinted on the heart forever, The Distance Between Us poignantly captures the confusion and contradictions of childhood, calling out to us of those places we first called home. Also available in Spanish as La distancia entre nosotros.
When their mother at last returns, reyna prepares for her own journey to “El Otro Lado” to live with the man who has haunted her imagination for years, her long-absent father. New Press. As her parents make the dangerous trek across the mexican border to “El Otro Lado” The Other Side in pursuit of the American dream, Reyna and her siblings are forced into the already overburdened household of their stern grandmother.
The Distance Between Us: A Memoir #ad - In this poignant memoir about her childhood in Mexico, Reyna Grande skillfully depicts another side of the immigrant experience—the hardships and heartbreaks of the children who are left behind. Sonia nazario, pulitzer prize winner, and author of Enrique's JourneyReyna Grande vividly brings to life her tumultuous early years in this “compelling.
Random House Trade. Unvarnished, resonant” BookPage story of a childhood spent torn between two parents and two countries. The distance Between Us A Memoir.
Love and Marriage 50th Anniversary SeriesGreat Books Foundation #ad - Over the years, countless people have attested that the intellectual exchange fostered by their Great Books groups has been one of the most meaningful experiences of their lives. Each volume consists of short works by classic and modern authors from around the world, poetry, and includes prose, and discussion questions for each selection as well as questions for two novels recommended for book discussion groups.
Love and Marriage 50th Anniversary Series #ad - . Random House Trade. A great books foundation anthology for book discussion groups, including questions for discussion. This is one of nine volumes in the great Books Foundation's 50th Anniversary Series, inaugurating the next half-century of thoughtful discussion about outstanding works for literature. The distance Between Us A Memoir.
New Press. Since 1947, the publications and shared inquiry method of the Great Books Foundation have helped people around the world organize and maintain thriving book discussion groups.
The Book of Unknown AmericansVintage #ad - New Press. Their love story sets in motion events that will have profound repercussions for everyone involved. Random House Trade. The distance Between Us A Memoir. The book of unknown americans is a stunning novel of hopes and dreams, guilt and love—a book that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be American.
Once they arrive, the son of one of their new neighbors, it’s not long before Maribel attracts the attention of Mayor Toro, who sees a kindred spirit in this beautiful, damaged outsider. Here henríquez seamlessly interweaves the story of these star-crossed lovers, and of the Rivera and Toro families, with the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over Latin America.
The Book of Unknown Americans #ad - Vintage. Named a new york times and washington post notable book, and a Mother Jones, The Daily Beast's Novel of the Year, an NPR Great Read, Oprah. Com, and bookpage best book of the yearwhen fifteen-year-old maribel Rivera sustains a terrible injury, School Library Journal, the Riveras leave behind a comfortable life in Mexico and risk everything to come to the United States so that Maribel can have the care she needs.
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their AccentsAlgonquin Books #ad - They arrive in new york city in 1960 to a life far removed from their existence in the Caribbean. Random House Trade. Here they tell their stories about being at home—and not at home—in America. For them, it is at once liberating and excruciating to be caught between the old world and the new. New Press.
In the wondrous but not always welcoming U. S. A. Their parents try to hold on to their old ways as the girls try find new lives: by straightening their hair and wearing American fashions, and by forgetting their Spanish. Vintage. The distance Between Us A Memoir. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. A joy to read.
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents #ad - The cleveland plain dealer acclaimed writer Julia Alvarez’s beloved first novel gives voice to four sisters as they grow up in two cultures. The garcía sisters—carla, sandra, yolanda, and sofía—and their family must flee their home in the Dominican Republic after their father’s role in an attempt to overthrow brutal dictator Rafael Trujillo is discovered.
Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes ImmigrantsBeacon Press #ad - Vintage. For two decades david Bacon has documented the connections between labor, migration, and the global economy. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. In illegal people he explains why our national policy produces even more displacement, migration, immigration raids, and an increasingly divided and polarized society.
Arguing for a sea change in how we think, debate, and legislate about and around immigration, Bacon promotes a human rights perspective in a globalized world. Random House Trade. New Press. The distance Between Us A Memoir.
Interpreter of MaladiesMariner Books 2724333535289 #ad - Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. With a new introduction from the author for the twentieth anniversary Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, this stunning debut collection unerring charts the emotional journeys of characters seeking love beyond the barriers of nations and generations. Vintage. In stories that travel from india to America and back again, Lahiri speaks with universal eloquence to everyone who has ever felt like a foreigner.
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