The Circuit

The Circuit
Author: Francisco Jimenez,Francisco Jiménez
Publsiher: UNM Press
Total Pages: 134
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780826317971
ISBN 13: 0826317979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Circuit Book Review:

Offers a look at a migrant family, detailing their daily life and the struggles they endured to build an existence on the small opportunities they were given

The Circuit

The Circuit
Author: Francisco Jiménez
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 134
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780329126537
ISBN 13: 0329126539
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Superheroes Are Everywhere

Superheroes Are Everywhere
Author: Kamala Harris
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2019-01-08
ISBN 10: 1984837516
ISBN 13: 9781984837516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Superheroes Are Everywhere Book Review:

From Vice President Kamala Harris comes a picture book with an empowering message: Superheroes are all around us--and if we try, we can all be heroes too. Now a #1 New York Times bestseller! Before Kamala Harris was elected to the vice presidency, she was a little girl who loved superheroes. And when she looked around, she was amazed to find them everywhere! In her family, among her friends, even down the street--there were superheroes wherever she looked. And those superheroes showed her that all you need to do to be a superhero is to be the best that you can be. In this empowering and joyful picture book that speaks directly to kids, Kamala Harris takes readers through her life and shows them that the power to make the world a better place is inside all of us. And with fun and engaging art by Mechal Renee Roe, as well as a guide to being a superhero at the end, this book is sure to have kids taking up the superhero mantle (cape and mask optional). Praise for Superheroes Are Everywhere: "This [book] offers a solid message: a superhero could be anyone, including you." --Booklist

Barefoot Heart

Barefoot Heart
Author: Elva Trevino Hart
Publsiher: Isis Large Print Books
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780753157909
ISBN 13: 075315790X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barefoot Heart Book Review:

Barefoot Heart is a vividly told autobiographical account of the life of a child growing up in a family of migrant farm workers.

Lost Children Archive

Lost Children Archive
Author: Valeria Luiselli
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN 10: 0525436464
ISBN 13: 9780525436461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Children Archive Book Review:

FINALIST FOR THE 2019 KIRKUS PRIZE FOR FICTION FINALIST FOR THE 2020 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 BOOKER PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: THE WASHINGTON POST * TIME MAGAZINE * NPR * CHICAGO TRIBUNE * GQ * O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE * THE GUARDIAN * THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS * LIT HUB * KIRKUS REVIEWS * THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY In Valeria Luiselli's fiercely imaginative novel, a mother and father set out with their two children, a boy and a girl, driving from New York to Arizona in the heat of summer. As the family travels west, through Virginia to Tennessee, across Oklahoma and Texas, the bonds between them begin to fray: a fissure is growing between the parents, one the children can almost feel beneath their feet. Through songs and maps and a Polaroid camera's lens, the children try to make sense of both their family's crisis and the larger one engulfing the news: the stories of thousands of kids trying to cross the southwestern border into the United States but getting detained--or lost in the desert along the way. A breath-taking feat of literary virtuosity, Lost Children Archive is timely, compassionate, subtly hilarious, and formally inventive--a powerful, urgent story about what it is to be human in an inhuman world.

Protecting Migrant Children

Protecting Migrant Children
Author: Mary Crock,Lenni B. Benson
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2018-09-28
ISBN 10: 1786430266
ISBN 13: 9781786430267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Protecting Migrant Children Book Review:

Unprecedented numbers of children are crossing international borders seeking safety. Framed around compelling case studies explaining why children are on the move in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Oceania, this book explores the jurisprudence and processes used by nations to adjudicate children’s protection claims. The book includes contributions from leading scholars in immigration, refugee law, children’s rights and human trafficking which critically examine the strengths and weaknesses of international and domestic laws with the aim of identifying best practice for migrant children.

Barefoot Heart

Barefoot Heart
Author: Elva Treviño Hart
Publsiher: Bilingual Review Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780927534819
ISBN 13: 0927534819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barefoot Heart Book Review:

Chronicles the life of a child growing up in a family of Mexican-American migrant farm workers who traveled between Texas and Minnesota.

Enrique s Journey

Enrique s Journey
Author: Sonia Nazario
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2007-01-02
ISBN 10: 1588366022
ISBN 13: 9781588366023
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enrique s Journey Book Review:

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, an author interview, 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, 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. Enrique’s Journey recounts the unforgettable quest of a Honduran boy looking for his mother, eleven years after she is forced to leave her starving family to find work in the United States. Braving unimaginable peril, often clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains, Enrique travels through hostile worlds full of thugs, bandits, and corrupt cops. But he pushes forward, relying on his wit, courage, hope, and the kindness of strangers. As Isabel Allende writes: “This is a twenty-first-century Odyssey. 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. It’s about family. It’s about home.”—The Washington Post Book World “[A] searing report from the immigration frontlines . . . as harrowing as it is heartbreaking.”—People (four stars) “Stunning . . . As an adventure narrative alone, Enrique’s Journey is a worthy read. . . . Nazario’s impressive piece of reporting [turns] the current immigration controversy from a political story into a personal one.”—Entertainment Weekly “Gripping and harrowing . . . a story begging to be told.”—The Christian Science Monitor “[A] prodigious feat of reporting . . . [Sonia Nazario is] amazingly thorough and intrepid.”—Newsday

Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age

Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age
Author: Jacqueline Bhabha
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2016-05-17
ISBN 10: 0691169101
ISBN 13: 9780691169101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age Book Review:

Why, despite massive public concern, is child trafficking on the rise? Why are unaccompanied migrant children living on the streets and routinely threatened with deportation to their countries of origin? Why do so many young refugees of war-ravaged and failed states end up warehoused in camps, victimized by the sex trade, or enlisted as child soldiers? This book provides the first comprehensive account of the widespread but neglected global phenomenon of child migration, exploring the complex challenges facing children and adolescents who move to join their families, those who are moved to be exploited, and those who move simply to survive. Spanning several continents and drawing on the stories of young migrants, Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age provides a comprehensive account of the widespread and growing but neglected global phenomenon of child migration and child trafficking. It looks at the often-insurmountable obstacles we place in the paths of adolescents fleeing war, exploitation, or destitution; the contradictory elements in our approach to international adoption; and the limited support we give to young people brutalized as child soldiers. Part history, part in-depth legal and political analysis, this powerful book challenges the prevailing wisdom that widespread protection failures are caused by our lack of awareness of the problems these children face, arguing instead that our societies have a deep-seated ambivalence to migrant children—one we need to address head-on. Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age offers a road map for doing just that, and makes a compelling and courageous case for an international ethics of children's human rights.

Reaching Out

Reaching Out
Author: Francisco Jiménez
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2009-09-07
ISBN 10: 9780547529530
ISBN 13: 0547529538
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reaching Out Book Review:

“This sequel to Breaking Through and The Circuit again brings to the forefront the daily trials of poor immigrant families . . . compelling and honest.”—School Library Journal From the perspective of the young adult he was then, Francisco Jiménez describes the challenges he faced in his efforts to continue his education. During his college years, the very family solidarity that allowed Francisco to survive as a child is tested. Not only must he leave his family behind when he goes to Santa Clara University, but while Francisco is there, his father abandons the family and returns to Mexico. This is the story of how Francisco coped with poverty, with his guilt over leaving his family financially strapped, with his self-doubt about succeeding academically, and with separation. Once again his telling is honest, true, and inspiring A Smithsonian Magazine Best Book of the Year “Rooted in the past, Jiménez’s story is also about the continuing struggle to make it in America, not only for immigrant kids but also for those in poor families. Never melodramatic or self-important, the spare episodes will draw readers with the quiet daily detail of work, anger, sorrow, and hope.”—Booklist (starred review) “In this eloquent, transfixing account, Jiménez again achieves a masterful addition to the literature of the memoir.”—Smithsonian Magazine “No one who reads these life stories will forget them. Jiménez reaches out to let us walk in his shoes, feel his pain and pride, joy and sorrow, regrets and hope.”—Sacramento Bee

We All Fall Down

We All Fall Down
Author: Nic Sheff
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-04-05
ISBN 10: 0316175897
ISBN 13: 9780316175890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We All Fall Down Book Review:

In his follow-up to his bestselling memoir Tweak: Growing Up On Methamphetamines, Nic Sheff reveals a brutally honest account of a young person's struggles with relapse and rehab. In his bestselling memoir Tweak, Nic Sheff took readers on an emotionally gripping roller-coaster ride through his days as an addict. In this powerful follow-up about his continued efforts to stay clean, Nic writes candidly about eye-opening stays at rehab centers, devastating relapses, and hard-won realizations about what it means to be a young person living with addiction. By candidly revealing his own failures and small personal triumphs, Nic inspires readers to maintain hope and to remember that they are not alone in their battles. A group reading guide is included. Nic Sheff's Tweak, We All Fall Down, and his father's memoir about him (Beautiful Boy) are the basis of the film Beautiful Boy starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet.

Legacies

Legacies
Author: Alejandro Portes,Rubén G. Rumbaut
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2001-05-31
ISBN 10: 0520228480
ISBN 13: 9780520228481
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Legacies Book Review:

"If Marx, Weber, and Durkheim were alive at the dawn of the 21st Century Legacies is the first book they would have to read to understand just what is at stake in the new immigration. This elegant book--theoretically precise, empirically robust, and analytically savvy--will become the standard by which all subsequent scholarship on the sociology of immigration will be measured. I am buying an extra copy today to send to the new President of the United States."—Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco, Professor and Co-Director,The Harvard Immigration Projects, Harvard University "Legacies is an indispensable guide to understanding how the children of today's immigrants will become the Americans of the 21st Century. For both scholars and the public, it should be essential reading, for it explains why today's approaches to ethnic incorporation will not only fail, but will backfire, yielding a second generation that is less assimilated than it might otherwise be."—Doug Massey, co-author of Worlds in Motion: Understanding International Migration at the End of the Millennium "Using a unique storehouse of information, and telling a story with analytic precision and grace, Portes and Rumbaut provide a glimpse into the future that is now. Legacies is an important book, one that should be widely and carefully read."—Roger Waldinger, author of Still the Promised City? African Americans and New Immigrants in PostIndustrial New York "Legacies demonstrates that there is more than one immigrant experience, and more than one second generation. It is a path-setting study, because the diversity among the most recent newcomers, and the varied ties and discontinuities between them and their children, will be the key to understanding race and ethnic relations in this country in the 21st Century."—John Logan, co-author of Urban Fortunes: The Political Economy of Place "Portes and Rumbaut allow the diverse voices of the new second-generation immigrants to speak, both in vignettes of their life stories and in clear analytical accounts of their schooling, attitudes, and identities. The authors provide a compelling analysis that is both inspiring and troubling."—Charles Hirschman, co-editor of The Handbook of International Migration "Legacies is itself a legacy--of one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken to study the integration of the children of immigrants in a nation that styles itself as the nation of immigrants. Portes and Rumbaut have now donated the wealth of insights gained from this project to our common weal, and no one who cares about the American future can afford to ignore what they have to say. It deserves to be read and discussed not only by scholars but also by policymakers and the general public."—Richard Alba, author of Ethnic Identity: The Transformation of White America "An extraordinary analysis of a contemporary condition that has not yet been fully recognized by our policymakers and commentators: The millions of second generation immigrants who will be a major part of our future. Portes and Rumbaut show the importance of developing intelligent policy."—Saskia Sassen, author of Guests and Aliens

Breaking Through

Breaking Through
Author: Francisco Jiménez
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2002-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780547349824
ISBN 13: 0547349823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breaking Through Book Review:

At the age of fourteen, Francisco Jiménez, together with his older brother Roberto and his mother, are caught by la migra. Forced to leave their home in California, the entire family travels all night for twenty hours by bus, arriving at the U.S. and Mexican border in Nogales, Arizona. In the months and years that follow during the late 1950s-early 1960s, Francisco, his mother and father, and his seven brothers and sister not only struggle to keep their family together, but also face crushing poverty, long hours of labor, and blatant prejudice. How they sustain their hope, their good-heartedness, and tenacity is revealed in this moving, Pura Belpré Honor-winning sequel to The Circuit. Without bitterness or sentimentality, Francisco Jiménez finishes telling the story of his youth.

From Generation to Generation

From Generation to Generation
Author: National Research Council and Institute of Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on the Health and Adjustment of Immigrant Children and Families
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1998-10-10
ISBN 10: 0309065615
ISBN 13: 9780309065610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Generation to Generation Book Review:

Immigrant children and youth are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, and so their prospects bear heavily on the well-being of the country. However, relevant public policy is shaped less by informed discussion than by politicized contention over welfare reform and immigration limits. From Generation to Generation explores what we know about the development of white, black, Hispanic, and Asian children and youth from numerous countries of origin. Describing the status of immigrant children and youth as "severely understudied," the committee both draws on and supplements existing research to characterize the current status and outlook of immigrant children. The book discusses the many factors--family size, fluency in English, parent employment, acculturation, delivery of health and social services, and public policies--that shape the outlook for the lives of these children and youth. The committee makes recommendations for improved research and data collection designed to advance knowledge about these children and, as a result, their visibility in current policy debates.

The Book of Rosy

The Book of Rosy
Author: Rosayra Pablo Cruz,Julie Schwietert Collazo
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-06-02
ISBN 10: 0062941941
ISBN 13: 9780062941947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Rosy Book Review:

“Offers hope in the face of desperate odds” – ELLE Magazine, ELLE’s Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2020 “[D]isturbing and unforgettable memoir…This wrenching story brings to vivid life the plight of the many families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.” – Publisher’s Weekly, STARRED REVIEW “[The] haunting and eloquent…narrative of a Guatemalan woman's desperate search for a better life." -Kirkus, STARRED Review Compelling and urgently important, The Book of Rosy is the unforgettable story of one brave mother and her fight to save her family. When Rosayra “Rosy” Pablo Cruz made the agonizing decision to seek asylum in the United States with two of her children, she knew the journey would be arduous, dangerous, and quite possibly deadly. But she had no choice: violence—from gangs, from crime, from spiraling chaos—was making daily life hell. Rosy knew her family’s one chance at survival was to flee Guatemala and go north. After a brutal journey that left them dehydrated, exhausted, and nearly starved, Rosy and her two little boys arrived at the Arizona border. Almost immediately they were seized and forcibly separated by government officials under the Department of Homeland Security’s new “zero tolerance” policy. To her horror Rosy discovered that her flight to safety had only just begun. In The Book of Rosy, with an unprecedented level of sharp detail and soulful intimacy, Rosy tells her story, aided by Julie Schwietert Collazo, founder of Immigrant Families Together, the grassroots organization that reunites mothers and children. She reveals the cruelty of the detention facilities, the excruciating pain of feeling her children ripped from her arms, the abiding faith that staved off despair—and the enduring friendship with Julie, which helped her navigate the darkness and the bottomless Orwellian bureaucracy. A gripping account of the human cost of inhumane policies, The Book of Rosy is also a paean to the unbreakable will of people united by true love, a sense of justice, and hope for a better future.

Separated by the Border

Separated by the Border
Author: Gena Thomas
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-10-29
ISBN 10: 0830857907
ISBN 13: 9780830857906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Separated by the Border Book Review:

Gena Thomas tells the story of five-year-old Julia, whose harrowing journey with her mother from Honduras to the United States took her from cargo trailer to detention center to foster care. Weaving together the stories of birth mother and foster mother, this book shows the human face of the immigrant and refugee, the challenges of the immigration and foster care systems, and the tenacious power of motherly love.

Youth Migration and the Politics of Wellbeing

Youth Migration and the Politics of Wellbeing
Author: Chase, Elaine,Allsopp, Jennifer
Publsiher: Bristol University Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2020-11-18
ISBN 10: 152920903X
ISBN 13: 9781529209037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Youth Migration and the Politics of Wellbeing Book Review:

This book examines the factors affecting the health and wellbeing of young people as they transition to adulthood under the shadow of migration control. Drawing on unique longitudinal data, it illuminates how they conceptualize wellbeing for themselves and others in contexts of prolonged and politically induced uncertainty. The authors offer an in-depth analysis of the experiences of over one hundred unaccompanied young migrants, primarily from Afghanistan, Albania and Eritrea. They show the lengths these young people will go to in pursuit of safety, security and the futures they aspire to. Interdisciplinary in nature, the book champions a new political economy analysis of wellbeing in the context of migration and demonstrates the urgent need for policy reform.

Migrant

Migrant
Author: Maxine Trottier
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780888999757
ISBN 13: 0888999755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Migrant Book Review:

Anna, the daughter of migrant farm workers, feels like different animals as she follows her family as they travel looking for work.

Famous Immigrants and Their Stories

Famous Immigrants and Their Stories
Author: Sara Howell
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2014-07-15
ISBN 10: 1477767509
ISBN 13: 9781477767504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Famous Immigrants and Their Stories Book Review:

We are a nation of immigrants. Even many of the faces we see on TV and in the news are recent immigrants. Meet these new Americans and learn their stories, whether they are athletes, musicians, artists, politicians, or businesspeople. Discover how all immigrants, along with natural-born American citizens, form a mosaic of different cultures and traditions.

Children of Loneliness

Children of Loneliness
Author: Anzia Yezierska
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 270
Release: 1923
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:$B308021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children of Loneliness Book Review: