Published by Green Card Voices
Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from an Atlanta High School is a collection of twenty-one personal essays written by refugee and immigrant students, and one current teacher, from Cross Keys High School, Clarkston High School, and DeKalb International Student Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Each personal essay is accompanied by a full-color portrait and a QR code that links to individual online video narratives that contain deep, personal insight. The young people in this book–including six DACA recipients–come from thirteen different countries and, in their own words, reveal the complexity and humanity of the immigration experience that is too often obscured in current conversations. Within these pages, these brave youth share reflections on their past, describe challenges from their immigration journeys, and illustrate the many ways that they contribute to their new home. These written and digital narratives–as well as the included study guide, glossary, and links to video narratives–are a unique resource for anyone looking to expand their understanding of the tapestry of different cultures that make up the United States. By seeing ourselves reflected in the bravery and honesty with which these stories are shared, we start to build the necessary bridges of understanding between us all.
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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