We are here to stay : voices of undocumented young adults / written and photographed by Susan Kuklin.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Meet nine courageous young adults who have lived in the United States with a secret for much of their lives: they are not U.S. citizens. They came from Colombia, Mexico, Ghana, Independent Samoa, and Korea. They came seeking education, fleeing violence, and escaping poverty. All have heartbreaking and hopeful stories about leaving their homelands and starting a new life in America. And all are weary of living in the shadows.
    • Notes:
      Includes index.
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-178).
    • ISBN:
      9780763678845
      0763678848
    • Accession Number:
      on1080643696
      1080643696
    • Accession Number:
      fay.597002
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      KUKLIN, S. We are here to stay : voices of undocumented young adults. First edition. [s. l.]: Candlewick Press, 2019. ISBN 9780763678845. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.597002. Acesso em: 19 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Kuklin S. We Are Here to Stay : Voices of Undocumented Young Adults. First edition. Candlewick Press; 2019. Accessed September 19, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.597002
    • APA:
      Kuklin, S. (2019). We are here to stay : voices of undocumented young adults (First edition.). Candlewick Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Kuklin, Susan. 2019. We Are Here to Stay : Voices of Undocumented Young Adults. First edition. Candlewick Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.597002.
    • Harvard:
      Kuklin, S. (2019) We are here to stay : voices of undocumented young adults. First edition. Candlewick Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.597002 (Accessed: 19 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Kuklin, S 2019, We are here to stay : voices of undocumented young adults, First edition., Candlewick Press, viewed 19 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Kuklin, Susan. We Are Here to Stay : Voices of Undocumented Young Adults. First edition., Candlewick Press, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.597002.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Kuklin, Susan. We Are Here to Stay : Voices of Undocumented Young Adults. First edition. Candlewick Press, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.597002.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Kuklin S. We are here to stay : voices of undocumented young adults [Internet]. First edition. Candlewick Press; 2019 [cited 2020 Sep 19]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.597002

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 December #2

Immigration has been a recent hot topic in American politics. Originally, the goal of this book was to highlight and uplift those who were "living in the shadows." Unfortunately, due to the repeal of DACA and the divisive messages being spread, this book, originally slated for a 2017 release, was held. However, the young adults interviewed insisted that they still wanted their stories told, and their names and portraits, originally included, have now been redacted for their own safety. While almost all the young people featured in this book have ties to DACA, there are a few who are ineligible, which helps create empathy for those in this country without any protection at all. Readers will see how immigration organizations are structured and, prior to the '90s, how open U.S. borders were. In their accounts, these teens discuss how they are processing DACA's uncertainty and how they identify with being American (or not). A time line on immigration policies and laws and helpful chapter notes are appended. A thought-provoking read on immigration in America. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2019 Fall

The Trump administration's 2017 repeal of DACA put photojournalist Kuklin and this work-in-progress in an awkward place: would she be exposing her nine interviewees, undocumented all, to possible arrest and deportation? The book was postponed, photographs of the subjects removed, and names replaced by first initials. Kuklin includes an array of circumstances that may broaden readers' understanding, conveying the difficult choices undocumented immigrants face at every step of their journeys. Reading list, timeline, websites. Ind. Copyright 2019 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2019 #3

The Trump administration's 2017 repeal of DACA put photojournalist Kuklin (Beyond Magenta, rev. 3/14) and her work-in-progress, about undocumented immigrants, in an awkward place: would she be exposing her nine interviewees, undocumented all, to possible arrest and deportation? The book was postponed, photographs of the subjects removed, and names replaced by first initials. These measures are variously successful, with the initials and empty frames where portraits were meant to be reinforcing the danger such immigrants face but at the same time placing a veil of anonymity over their stories that can sometimes make them feel generic. Still, Kuklin includes an array of circumstances—those who jumped a wall; those who overstayed visas; immigrants from South Korea, Ghana, and Independent Samoa as well as those who crossed the southern border—that may broaden a reader's understanding of the crisis. Most of all, the book conveys the difficult choices undocumented immigrants face at every step of their journeys: "There was never a question about what to take, because we had so little. The question was who to take." A photo essay about the Arizona border, narrated by a Tucson minister/activist, adds visual interest, and back matter of "Notes and Resources" is exemplary. roger Sutton Copyright 2019 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.