Dear America: Young Readers' Edition: The Story of an Undocumented Citizen

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In this young readers' adaptation of his adult memoir Dear America, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas tells his story, in light of the 12 million undocumented immigrants currently in America.
 
Jose Antonio Vargas was only twelve years old when he was brought to the United States from the Philippines to live with his grandparents. Unbeknownst to him, he was sent to the U.S. illegally. When he applied for a learner’s permit, he learned the truth, and spent the next almost twenty years keeping his immigration status a secret. Hiding in plain sight, he was writing for some of the most prestigious news organizations in the country. Only after publicly admitting his undocumented status—risking his career and personal safety—was Vargas able to live his truth.
 
This book asks questions like, How do you define who is an American? How do we decide who gets to be a citizen? What happens to those who enter the U.S. without documentation? By telling his personal story, and presenting facts without easy answers, Jose Antonio Vargas sheds light on an issue that couldn’t be more relevant.

ISBN: 9780062914590

JLG Release: October 2019

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Grades 5-8

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14 books / $17.30 a book

  • Book Details

    ISBN

    9780062914590

    Format

    Print Book

    Edition

    Hardcover edition

    Publisher

    HarperCollins

    Page Count

    144

    Trim Size

    8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

    Genre

    Nonfic


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