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The Resource The undocumented Americans, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

The undocumented Americans, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

Label
The undocumented Americans
Title
The undocumented Americans
Statement of responsibility
Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Traveling across the country, journalist Karla Cornejo Villavicencio risked arrest at every turn to report the extraordinary stories of her fellow undocumented Americans. Her subjects have every reason to be wary around reporters, but Cornejo Villavicencio has unmatched access to their stories. Her work culminates in a stunning, essential read for our times. Born in Ecuador and brought to the United States when she was five years old, Cornejo Villavicencio has lived the American Dream. Raised on her father's deliveryman income, she later became one of the first undocumented students admitted into Harvard. She is now a doctoral candidate at Yale University and has written for The New York Times. She weaves her own story among those of the eleven million undocumented who have been thrust into the national conversation today as never before. Looking well beyond the flashpoints of the border or the activism of the DREAMERS, Cornejo Villavicencio explores the lives of the undocumented as rarely seen in our daily headlines. In New York, we meet the undocumented workers who were recruited in the federally funded Ground Zero cleanup after 9/11. In Miami we enter the hidden botanicas, which offer witchcraft and homeopathy to those whose status blocks them from any other healthcare options. In Flint, Michigan, we witness how many live in fear as the government issues raids at grocery stores and demands identification before offering life-saving clean water. In her book, Undocumented America, Cornejo Villavicencio powerfully reveals the hidden corners of our nation of immigrants. She brings to light remarkable stories of hope and resilience, and through them we come to understand what it truly means to be American"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cornejo Villavicencio, Karla
Dewey number
  • 364.1/37092273
  • 305.906912
Index
no index present
LC call number
JV6483
LC item number
.C59 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cornejo Villavicencio, Karla
  • Illegal aliens
  • Illegal aliens
Label
The undocumented Americans, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-185)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Staten Island -- Ground zero -- Miami -- Flint -- Cleveland -- New Haven
Control code
on1090283200
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 185 pages
Isbn
9780399592683
Lccn
2018039595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090283200
Label
The undocumented Americans, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-185)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Staten Island -- Ground zero -- Miami -- Flint -- Cleveland -- New Haven
Control code
on1090283200
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 185 pages
Isbn
9780399592683
Lccn
2018039595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090283200

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