We Are Here to Stay by Susan Kuklin
Publisher Information: Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2019
Summary: We Are Here to Stay features nine courageous young adults who have lived in the United States with a secret fro much of their lives: They are not U.S. citizens.
They came from Colobumia, Mexico, Ghana, Independent Samoa, and Korea. They came seeking education, fleeing violence, and escaping poverty. All have heartbreaking and hopeful stories about leaving their homeland and starting a new life in America. And all are weary of living in the shadows. These enlightening interviews with such brave young people will inspire thoughtful, informed conversations about the complexities of immigration --- and the uncertain future of immigrants in America.
Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card by Sara Saedi
Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought for Her American Dream by Julissa Arce
Links of Interest:
Author website: susankuklin.net
Educator's guide: HERE
Author interview: HERE
United We Dream: HERE
Undocumented Americans video by the American Psychological Association: HERE
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