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Enrique's Journey
Enrique's Journey
by Sonia Nazario
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Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for feature writing and another for feature photography, this astonishing story puts a human face on the ongoing debate about immigration reform in the United States. Now a... (read more)

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Notes From No Man's Land (09 Edition)
Notes From No Man's Land (09 Edition)
by Eula Biss
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize A frank and fascinating exploration of race and racial identity In a book that begins with a series of lynchings and ends with a series of... (read more)

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The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
by James Mcbride
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The New York Times bestselling story from the author of The Good Lord Bird, 2013 National Book Award Finalist in Fiction. Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for... (read more)

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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
by Anne Fadiman
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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. Lias parents and her doctors both wanted what... (read more)

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Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America
Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America
by James H Webb
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More than 27 million Americans today can trace their lineage to the Scots, whose bloodline was stained by centuries of continuous warfare along the border between England and Scotland, and later in the bitter settlements of Englands Ulster Plantation in... (read more)

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The Scotch-Irish: A Social History
The Scotch-Irish: A Social History
by James G Leyburn
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Dispelling much of what he terms the 'mythology' of the Scotch-Irish, James Leyburn provides an absorbing account of their heritage. He discusses their life in Scotland, when the essentials of their character and culture were shaped; their removal to... (read more)

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Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island 1910-1940
Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island 1910-1940
by Him Mark Lai
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"For thirty years, from 1910 to 1940, Angel Island in San Francisco Bay was the first, often the only, toehold in America for immigrants from China. From the Cantonese Pearl River delta district of Taishan they sailed, fleeing famine and the foreign... (read more)

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Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security (Open Media)
Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security (Open Media)
by Todd Miller
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"[Miller] offers a vision of what the military-industrial complex looks like once it's transported, jobs and all, to the US–Mexican border and turned into a consumer mall for the post-9/11 era . . . [it's] a striking and original picture."--Tom... (read more)

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Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family (Oregon Reads)
Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family (Oregon Reads)
by Lauren Kessler
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Stubborn Twig is a classic American story, a story of immigrants making their way in a new land. It is a living work of social history that rings with the power of truth and the drama of fiction, a moving saga about the challenges of becoming an American.... (read more)

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My First White Friend: Confessions on Race, Love and Forgiveness
My First White Friend: Confessions on Race, Love and Forgiveness
by Patricia Raybon
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"In mid-life Afro-American journalist Raybon made a conscious decision to stop hating white people. Her journal/analysis provides discourse on hatred and forgiveness, the rise of her hatred, and her efforts to conquer her fears and forgive the past. An... (read more)

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Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family
Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family
by Lauren Kessler
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Masuo Yasui saw America as a land of limitless opportunity. Like countless other immigrants, he put down roots, worked hard, and achieved success. In Oregon's Hood River Valley, Yasui achieved as a businessman, an orchardist, and leader of the Japanese... (read more)

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Guarding the Golden Door: American Immigration Policy and Immigrants Since 1882
Guarding the Golden Door: American Immigration Policy and Immigrants Since 1882
by Roger Daniels
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"Arguably the most useful for general readers. Clearly written, reasonably lean and on the whole, balanced in its assessments, it is an excellent primer." --Los Angeles Times The federal government's efforts to pick and choose among the multitude of... (read more)

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The Chinese in America: A Narrative History
The Chinese in America: A Narrative History
by Iris Chang
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In an epic story that spans 150 years and continues to the present day, Iris Chang tells of a people’s search for a better life—the determination of the Chinese to forge an identity and a destiny in a strange land and, often against great... (read more)

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Enrique's Journey
Enrique's Journey
by Sonia Nazario
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In this astonishing true story, award-winning journalist Sonia Nazario recounts the unforgettable odyssey of a Honduran boy who braves unimaginable hardship and peril to reach his mother in the United States. When Enrique is five years old, his mother... (read more)

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Coyotes: A Journey Through the Secret World of America's Illegal Aliens (Vintage Departures)
Coyotes: A Journey Through the Secret World of America's Illegal Aliens (Vintage Departures)
by Ted Conover
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The acclaimed author of Rolling Nowhere has taken another adventure, this time on the underground railway that operates across America's southern border. To discover what becomes of Mexicans who desperately slip into the United States, Ted Conover... (read more)

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Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real about Race in School
Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real about Race in School
by Mica Pollock
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Which acts by educators are "racist" and which are "antiracist"? How can an educator constructively discuss complex issues of race with students and colleagues? In Everyday Antiracism, leading educators deal with the most challenging questions about race... (read more)

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Lucky Child: A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind (P.S.)
Lucky Child: A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind (P.S.)
by Loung Ung
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After enduring years of hunger, deprivation, and devastating loss at the hands of the Khmer Rouge, ten-year-old Loung Ung became the "lucky child," the sibling chosen to accompany her eldest brother to America while her one surviving sister and two... (read more)

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Falling Leaves: The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter
Falling Leaves: The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter
by Adeline Yen Mah
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"I read for two nights, sleepless, my heart pierced by Adeline Yen Mah's account of her terrible childhood. Falling Leaves is a potent psychological drama pitting a stubborn little girl against the most merciless of adversaries and rivals: her own family.... (read more)

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West of Kabul, East of New York: An Afghan American Story
West of Kabul, East of New York: An Afghan American Story
by Tamim Ansary
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The day after the World Trade Center was destroyed, Tamim Ansary sent an anguished e-mail to twenty friends, discussing the attack from his perspective as an Afghan American. The message reached millions. Born to an Afghan father and American mother... (read more)

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Silent Dancing: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood
Silent Dancing: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood
by Judith Ortiz Cofer
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Cultural Writing. Latino/Latina Studies. SILENT DANCING combines poetry and prose to form an innovative and deeply personal narrative that explores Judith Ortiz Cofer's memories of her childhood spent between Puerto Rico and New Jersey. Winner of the... (read more)

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