Published by Green Card Voices
Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from a Fargo High School is a collection of thirty personal essays written by students from Fargo South High School. Included with each essay is a first-person video narrative. These are the memories, realities, and hopes of young people from twenty-two different countries, who by the turning of countless events were brought together into one classroom. In their Own Voices/Lived Experience , these students describe their childhoods, reasons for leaving, first impressions of this land and dreams of how they will contribute to it. These digital and written stories highlight the resilience, bravery, and courage that these new Americans have gained as they have overcome tremendous adversity to be a part of this country. From classrooms to book clubs, from the individual interested in learning more about his immigrant neighbor to the business owner looking to understand her employees and business partners, this book is an important resource for all Americans. The included video links, glossary, and study guide add a multimedia dimension to this already dynamic collection.
Available As: Paperback
Middle Grade, Age 12 or older
Community Represented: Various
Themes: Anthology, Discrimination: Cultural, Discrimination: Language Ability, Discrimination: Racial, Education & Literacy, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Immigrant: Economic, Immigrant: Education, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee Camp, Refugee Journey, Refugee: War/Conflict, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend
Setting: United States
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Refugee, Immigrant
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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