Dear America : notes of an undocumented citizen
by Vargas, Jose Antonio,
|Format:||Print Book 2018|
|Availability:||Available at 29 Libraries 29 of 29 copies|
THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER
"This riveting, courageous memoir ought to be mandatory reading for every American." --Michelle Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The New Jim Crow
"l cried reading this book, realizing more fully what my parents endured." --Amy Tan, New York Times bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and Where the Past Begins
"This book couldn't be more timely and more necessary." --Dave Eggers, New York Times bestselling author of What Is the What and The Monk of Mokha
Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, called "the most famous undocumented immigrant in America," tackles one of the defining issues of our time in this explosive and deeply personal call to arms.
"This is not a book about the politics of immigration. This book--at its core--is not about immigration at all. This book is about homelessness, not in a traditional sense, but in the unsettled, unmoored psychological state that undocumented immigrants like myself find ourselves in. This book is about lying and being forced to lie to get by; about passing as an American and as a contributing citizen; about families, keeping them together, and having to make new ones when you can't. This book is about constantly hiding from the government and, in the process, hiding from ourselves. This book is about what it means to not have a home.
After 25 years of living illegally in a country that does not consider me one of its own, this book is the closest thing I have to freedom."
--Jose Antonio Vargas, from Dear America
The wrong country
Crittenden Middle School
Not black, not white
Mexican Jose and Filipino Jose
Playing a role
Mountain View High School
An adopted family
Breaking the law
The master narrative
The Washington Post
Second coming out
Who am I?
Inside Fox News
Public person, private self
My government, myself
National security threat
Cycle of loss
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Vargas, Jose Antonio.
Noncitizens -- United States -- Biography.
Journalists -- United States -- Biography.
Filipino Americans -- Biography.
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
|Publisher|| New York, NY :Dey St.,2018
xiii, 232 pages ; 20 cm