“Chomsky wrote Central America’s Forgotten History because ‘most US Americans, even those who decry the abusive treatment of immigrants, remain blissfully oblivious to the historie
“will appeal to visionaries yearning for an end to man-made divides and the deliberate building of bridges of kindness and compassion.”
“Timely, well-written, and essential reading.”
“Today’s nation-states are increasingly driven by nationalist-cultural concerns that result in exclusionary logics.
“There has been a fair amount of important discussion recently about the stories of immigration across the southern border, about how those stories should be told and who should tell them.
“1980 was an astonishing year for Miami that changed the metropolis forever.”
It is late at night on June 4, 2018, and under cover of darkness a father and son, carrying nothing but a backpack, approach “a short wall painted dark” that demarcates the international border bet
For James Baldwin, “what kind of human beings we aspired to be” matters more than policy and power. On this, he was “absolutely right”, according to Eddie Glaude Jr.
“The book captures, in broad outline, the precarity of the migrant world—leaving behind a very meager existence to venture into the foggy haze of endemic risk, threat, and violence.”
“How can those who read this compelling story of courage, commitment, connection, and love not want to share it with others?”
“it would be well for all to read One Mighty and Irresistible Tide in order to gain a better understanding of what it means to be an immigrant pursuing the American Dream.”
Xenophobia has had a long and sordid history in this country, as admirably pointed out by author Erika Lee in the text.
“National Review Senior Editor Richard Brookhiser has written a thoughtful and elegant meditation on the American idea of liberty . . .”
“The Ungrateful Immigrant soars when Nayeri tells her own story. . . . It’s a moving exploration of the lasting impact of losing one’s country.”
“Empire of Borders provides fundamental, essential information about the current human situation at the borders.”
“In The Guarded Gate, Okrent shows tremendous insight but also tremendous restraint, letting the alarming rise of racist eugenics unfold in its own time, and painstakingly document
“While Harriett Tubman had her underground railroad, Margaret Culbertson and her successor Donaldina Cameron, daughter of a Scottish sheep farmer, had their Presbyterian Mission House at 92
“A wall cannot be built to stop immigration. We have to learn to make the best of it.”
This is the time of stories about refugees and immigrants in every format possible.
Laura Wides-Muñoz’s book The Making of a Dream: How a Group of Young Undocumented Immigrants Helped Change What It Means to Be American is out just weeks before a reported 800,000 Dreamers
This beautiful and horrifying memoir should be required reading by anyone who feels that immigration is the nation’s number one issue right now.
“Every wall is a door.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson
“offers real solutions to the problems immigration poses and gives us facts to combat false narratives and hateful political discourse.”
“This is a must-read book for everyone who is debating the refugee crisis . . .”