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Just Like Us

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Just Like Us tells the story of four high school students whose parents entered this country illegally from Mexico. All four of the girls have grown up in the United States, and all four want to live the American dream, but only two have documents. As the girls attempt to make it into college, they discover that only the legal pair see a clear path forward. A coming-of-age story about girlhood and friendship, as well as the resilience required to transcend poverty, Just Like Us is also a book about identity. The girls, their families, and the critics who object to their presence allow the reader to watch one of the most complicated social issues of our times unfurl in a major American city.

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"An excellent, in-depth study of immigration policies gone amok."

- Library Journal

"Just Like Us beautifully and powerfully reminds us of the individuals whose lives lie at the center of the chaos that is our approach to immigration. Helen Thorpe has taken policy and turned it into literature."

- Malcolm Gladwell

"With a gaze that is tender and ever alert, Helen Thorpe follows the lives of four young women - Mexican and American - so alike in their coming-of-age, but separated by the ironies of geography, the border that cuts through the heart."

- Richard Rodriguez, author of Brown: The Last Discovery of America

Product Details

ISBN:
9781611200140
Author:
Thorpe, Helen
Publisher:
Dreamscape Media
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Hispanic American
Edition Description:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.56 x 5.61 x 0.57 in 0.4 lb
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Hispanic American Studies
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Immigration
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics

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