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The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez

The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez Book
Author : Aaron Bobrow-Strain
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2019-04-16
ISBN : 0374717176
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Winner of the 2020 Pacific Northwest Book Award | Named a 2019 Southwest Book of the Year Shortlisted for the 2019 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize What happens when an undocumented teen mother takes on the U.S. immigration system? When Aida Hernandez was born in 1987 in Agua Prieta, Mexico, the nearby U.S. border was little more than a worn-down fence. Eight years later, Aida’s mother took her and her siblings to live in Douglas, Arizona. By then, the border had become one of the most heavily policed sites in America. Undocumented, Aida fought to make her way. She learned English, watched Friends, and, after having a baby at sixteen, dreamed of teaching dance and moving with her son to New York City. But life had other plans. Following a misstep that led to her deportation, Aida found herself in a Mexican city marked by violence, in a country that was not hers. To get back to the United States and reunite with her son, she embarked on a harrowing journey. The daughter of a rebel hero from the mountains of Chihuahua, Aida has a genius for survival—but returning to the United States was just the beginning of her quest. Taking us into detention centers, immigration courts, and the inner lives of Aida and other daring characters, The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez reveals the human consequences of militarizing what was once a more forgiving border. With emotional force and narrative suspense, Aaron Bobrow-Strain brings us into the heart of a violently unequal America. He also shows us that the heroes of our current immigration wars are less likely to be perfect paragons of virtue than complex, flawed human beings who deserve justice and empathy all the same.

The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez

The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez Book
Author : Aaron Bobrow-Strain
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2019-04-16
ISBN : 0374191972
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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What happens when an undocumented teen mother takes on the U.S. immigration system? When Aida Hernandez was born in 1987 in Agua Prieta, Mexico, the nearby U.S. border was little more than a worn-down fence. Eight years later, Aida’s mother took her and her siblings to live in Douglas, Arizona. By then, the border had become one of the most heavily policed sites in America. Undocumented, Aida fought to make her way. She learned English, watched Friends, and, after having a baby at sixteen, dreamed of teaching dance and moving with her son to New York City. But life had other plans. Following a misstep that led to her deportation, Aida found herself in a Mexican city marked by violence, in a country that was not hers. To get back to the United States and reunite with her son, she embarked on a harrowing journey. The daughter of a rebel hero from the mountains of Chihuahua, Aida has a genius for survival—but returning to the United States was just the beginning of her quest. Taking us into detention centers, immigration courts, and the inner lives of Aida and other daring characters, The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez reveals the human consequences of militarizing what was once a more forgiving border. With emotional force and narrative suspense, Aaron Bobrow-Strain brings us into the heart of a violently unequal America. He also shows us that the heroes of our current immigration wars are less likely to be perfect paragons of virtue than complex, flawed human beings who deserve justice and empathy all the same.

Lucky Boy

Lucky Boy Book
Author : Shanthi Sekaran
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2017-01-10
ISBN : 110198225X
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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A gripping tale of adventure and searing reality, Lucky Boy gives voice to two mothers bound together by their love for one lucky boy. “Sekaran has written a page-turner that’s touching and all too real.”—People “A fiercely compassionate story about the bonds and the bounds of motherhood and, ultimately, of love.”—Cristina Henríquez, author of The Book of Unknown Americans Eighteen years old and fizzing with optimism, Solimar Castro-Valdez embarks on a perilous journey across the Mexican border. Weeks later, she arrives in Berkeley, California, dazed by first love found then lost, and pregnant. This was not the plan. Undocumented and unmoored, Soli discovers that her son, Ignacio, can become her touchstone, and motherhood her identity in a world where she’s otherwise invisible. Kavya Reddy has created a beautiful life in Berkeley, but then she can’t get pregnant and that beautiful life seems suddenly empty. When Soli is placed in immigrant detention and Ignacio comes under Kavya’s care, Kavya finally gets to be the singing, story-telling kind of mother she dreamed of being. But she builds her love on a fault line, her heart wrapped around someone else’s child. “Nacho” to Soli, and “Iggy” to Kavya, the boy is steeped in love, but his destiny and that of his two mothers teeters between two worlds as Soli fights to get back to him. Lucky Boy is a moving and revelatory ode to the ever-changing borders of love.

A Pima Remembers

A Pima Remembers Book
Author : George Webb
Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
Release : 2015-11-06
ISBN : 1786254875
File Size : 22,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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The lifestyle of a people, preserved in the memory of a Pima whose life ran from the late 1800s to the Space Age. The universality of man’s eternal hope of betterment is reflected in the wisdom of the Pimas: So now I hope You will strive To make this day The best in your life. George Webb. “...a book which seems to have grown right out of the Arizona earth—anecdotal, almost artless in its directness, but having the impact of reality...a flavorsome re-creation of things past in the life of a friendly, generous people.”— The New York Times “George Webb’s gentle recollections of his childhood and Pima Indian lifeways will doubtless endure forever. This deeply moving autobiography is the perfect introduction for younger Pimas to their culture and history.” —Arizona Highways “This extraordinarily pleasant and amiable narrative wakes vivid an ancient and happy way of life”—Oliver LaFarge

Who Rules El Paso

Who Rules El Paso  Book
Author : Oscar J Martinez,Kathleen Staudt,Carmen E Ridriguez
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-11-25
ISBN : 9781710689044
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Who Rules El Paso? To answer this question, a reader might respond that the mayor and city council representatives rule the city of El Paso. On deeper examination, less visible forces appear to shape many of the representatives' decisions-like puppeteers pulling the strings. In this evidence-based book with multiple sections, readers can better understand recent historical and current perspectives on developers' designs for the downtown, political campaign contributions, land deals, the travesty of the University of Texas at El Paso presidential appointment, and case studies of downtown boondoggles past and planned-all within the impending disaster of a heavily indebted city and high property taxes.

Arizona Outlaws and Lawmen

Arizona Outlaws and Lawmen Book
Author : Marshall Trimble
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2010-10-15
ISBN : 1625855303
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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True stories of the wild and dangerous world of the Arizona Territory—includes photos. A refuge for outlaws at the close of the 1800s, the Arizona Territory was a wild, lawless land of greedy feuds, brutal killings and figures of enduring legend. These gunfighters included heroes as well as killers, and some were considered both. Bandit Pearl Hart committed one of the last recorded stagecoach robberies in the country, and James Addison Reavis pulled off the most extraordinary real estate scheme in the West. But with fearless lawmen like C.P. Owens and George Ruffner at hand, swift justice was always nearby. In this collection of true stories, Arizona’s official state historian and celebrated storyteller Marshall Trimble brings to life the rough-and-tumble characters from the Grand Canyon State’s most terrific tales of outlawry and justice.

A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert

A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert Book
Author : Arizona-Sonora Desert Mus
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9780520219809
File Size : 33,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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"A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert provides the most complete collection of Sonoran Desert natural history information ever compiled and is a perfect introduction to this biologically rich desert of North America."--BOOK JACKET.

Coffeeland

Coffeeland Book
Author : Augustine Sedgewick
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-04-07
ISBN : 0698167937
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice “Extremely wide-ranging and well researched . . . In a tradition of protest literature rooted more in William Blake than in Marx.” —Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker The epic story of how coffee connected and divided the modern world Coffee is an indispensable part of daily life for billions of people around the world. But few coffee drinkers know this story. It centers on the volcanic highlands of El Salvador, where James Hill, born in the slums of Manchester, England, founded one of the world’s great coffee dynasties at the turn of the twentieth century. Adapting the innovations of the Industrial Revolution to plantation agriculture, Hill helped turn El Salvador into perhaps the most intensive monoculture in modern history—a place of extraordinary productivity, inequality, and violence. In the process, both El Salvador and the United States earned the nickname “Coffeeland,” but for starkly different reasons, and with consequences that reach into the present. Provoking a reconsideration of what it means to be connected to faraway people and places, Coffeeland tells the hidden and surprising story of one of the most valuable commodities in the history of global capitalism.