We Are Here to Stay

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. 

Book Trailer:


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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