The Circuit

The Circuit
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Author: Francisco Jiménez
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780547377209
Release: 1999-10-25
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"'La frontera'...I heard it for the first time back in the late 1940s when Papa and Mama told me and Roberto, my older brother, that someday we would take a long trip north, cross la frontera, enter California, and leave our poverty behind." So begins this honest and powerful account of a family's journey to the fields of California -- to a life of constant moving, from strawberry fields to cotton fields, from tent cities to one-room shacks, from picking grapes to topping carrots and thinning lettuce. Seen through the eyes of a boy who longs for an education and the right to call one palce home, this is a story of survival, faith, and hope. It is a journey that will open readers' hearts and minds.

Barefoot Heart

Barefoot Heart
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Author: Elva Trevino Hart
Pages: 407
ISBN: 075315790X
Release: 2000
Editor: Isis Large Print Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Native Writers Voices of Power

Native Writers Voices of Power
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Author: Kim Sigafus,Lyle Ernst
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781570679421
Release: 2012-04-02
Editor: Book Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Learn about the life events and aspirations that shaped the voices of ten influential Native writers, whose novels, short stories and plays encompass the soul of Native life. Learn how these writers draw from personal experience to create situations and characters that are entertaining and poignant. Featured writers include: Sherman Alexie (Spokane/Coeur d'Alene) Marilyn Dumont (Cree/Métis) Joseph Boyden (Cree/Métis) Louise Erdrich (Ojibwa) Joseph Bruchac (Abenaki) Tomson Highway (Cree) Maria Campbell (Métis) N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa/Cherokee) Nicola Campbell (Interior Salish of Nle7kepmx Tim Tingle (Choctaw) [Thompson] and Nsilx [Okanagan]/Métis) Many individuals portrayed in the Native Trailblazers series surmounted adversity and humble beginnings in their journey for personal success. The Trailblazer books feature positive role models for Native students while providing non-Native students with a view of Indigenous people today.

Junior High School Library Catalog

Junior High School Library Catalog
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015079407600
Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown

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La Mariposa

La Mariposa
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Author: Francisco Jiménez
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780547562476
Release: 2000-09-26
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In his first year of school, Francisco understands little of what his teacher says. But he is drawn to the silent, slow-moving caterpillar in the jar next to his desk. He knows caterpillars turn into butterflies, but just how do they do it? To find out, he studies the words in a butterfly book so many times that he can close his eyes and see the black letters, but he still can't understand their meaning. Illustrated with paintings as deep and rich as the wings of a butterfly, this honest, unsentimental account of a schoolchild's struggle to learn language reveals that our imaginations powerfully sustain us. La Mariposa makes a subtle plea for tolerance in our homes, our communities, and in our schools.

Lost Children Archive

Lost Children Archive
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Author: Valeria Luiselli
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780525436461
Release: 2020-02-04
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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
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Author: Mary Crock,Lenni B. Benson
Pages: 552
ISBN: 9781786430267
Release: 2018-09-28
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Children s Book Awards Annual

Children s Book Awards Annual
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Author: Matt Berman,Marigny J. Dupuy
Pages: 130
ISBN: 1563087715
Release: 1999
Editor: Libraries Unlimited

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This text provides details on awards including the Belpre, Boston Globe-Horn Book, the National Book Awards, and BCCB Blue Ribbons. Entries are arranged alphabetically by author, and for each title the authors give bibliographic information, a synopsis and a review.

Migrant Youth

Migrant Youth
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Author: Joyce Libal
Pages: 96
ISBN: PSU:000063696479
Release: 2009-09
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Learn abou the difficulties faced by migrant youth and some of the programs that help these kids and their families.

The Book of Rosy

The Book of Rosy
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Author: Rosayra Pablo Cruz,Julie Schwietert Collazo
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780062941947
Release: 2020-06-02
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“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.

The New Advocate

The New Advocate
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UVA:X006032496
Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown

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Youth Migration and the Politics of Wellbeing

Youth Migration and the Politics of Wellbeing
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Author: Chase, Elaine,Allsopp, Jennifer
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9781529209020
Release: 2020-11-18
Editor: Bristol University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Families Apart

Families Apart
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Author: Geraldine Pratt
Pages: 263
ISBN: 9780816669981
Release: 2012-01
Editor: U of Minnesota Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

How temporary migration programs haunt the lives of families long after they have reunited

Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books

Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCLA:L0082515230
Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown

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What was it like

What was it like
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Author: Linda J. Rice
Pages: 202
ISBN: 0807747122
Release: 2006-07-17
Editor: Teachers College Pr

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presents information and ideas for teaching activities on historical themes, including such subjects as the Depression, the Holocaust, and the Vietnam War.

Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age

Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age
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Author: Jacqueline Bhabha
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9780691169101
Release: 2016-05-17
Editor: Princeton University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Children s Literature

Children s Literature
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Author: Diana Mitchell,Pamela Waterbury,Rose Casement
Pages: 427
ISBN: UVA:X004664831
Release: 2002
Editor: Allyn & Bacon

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Children's Literature: An Invitation to the World is written and organized in a manner that engages the readers and that will instill confidence in teachers when selecting and using literature in their teaching. Readers are asked to take a world view of literature-what it is; how to recognize one's own; how to recognize an author's-and encouraged to see children's literature through a lens that includes people not like themselves. The book tackles tough issues such as gender and racial bias and how they can be insidiously promoted in literature. No other book on the market engages readers more than this one. Rather than just presenting topics, the book asks "What can we learn from them?" In addition, the first-person narrative involves readers in the discussion, rather than simply presenting content to them. Elementary and middle school teachers, curriculum developers and anyone interested in children's literature.

Breaking Through

Breaking Through
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Author: Francisco Jiménez
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0547349823
Release: 2002-10-01
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Writing a Life

Writing a Life
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Author: Katherine Bomer
Pages: 209
ISBN: IND:32000002183863
Release: 2005
Editor: Heinemann

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In Writing a Life, Katherine Bomer presents classroom-tested strategies for tapping memoir's power, including ways to help kids generate ideas to write about, elaborate on and make meaning from their memories, and learn craft from published memoirs.

Separated by the Border

Separated by the Border
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Author: Gena Thomas
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780830857906
Release: 2019-10-29
Editor: InterVarsity Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.