Immigrant Stories: Life Along the Border
These stories convey the complexity of life along the U.S. border with Mexico, from the sacrifices that parents make in leaving their home behind for a new life to the separation of mixed-status families.
Some of the families depicted have the means to cross with immigration papers; others do not. With or without papers, however, these stories are based on true life experiences of the authors, their family members, or their students.
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Books for young adults
To see related titles for older readers, take a look at Immigration Stories for Young Adults: Crossing the Border.