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The far away brothers : two young migrants and the making of an American life, Lauren Markham

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The far away brothers : two young migrants and the making of an American life
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The far away brothers : two young migrants and the making of an American life
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Lauren Markham
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eng
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"The deeply reported story of identical twin brothers who escape El Salvador's violence to build new lives in California--fighting to survive, to stay, and to belong. Growing up in rural El Salvador in the wake of the civil war, Ernesto Flores had always had a fascination with the United States, the faraway land of skyscrapers and Nikes, while his identical twin, Raul, never felt that northbound tug. But when Ernesto ends up on the wrong side of the region's brutal gangs he is forced to flee the country, and Raul, because he looks just like his brother, follows close behind--away from one danger and toward the great American unknown. In this urgent chronicle of contemporary immigration, journalist Lauren Markham follows the seventeen-year-old Flores twins as they make their harrowing journey across the Rio Grande and the Texas desert, into the hands of immigration authorities, and from there to their estranged older brother's custody in Oakland, CA. Soon these unaccompanied minors are navigating a new school in a new language, working to pay down their mounting coyote debt, and facing their day in immigration court, while also encountering the triumphs and pitfalls of life as American teenagers--girls, grades, Facebook--with only each other for support. With intimate access and breathtaking range, Markham offers a coming of age tale that is also a nuanced portrait of Central America's child exodus, an investigation of U.S. immigration policy, and an unforgettable testament to the migrant experience."--Provided by publisher
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Title
The far away brothers
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Author Lauren Markham was working as a counselor in an Oakland, California school district when she met identical twins Raúl and Ernesto Flores. The teenagers had fled El Salvador to escape deadly gang violence, knowing no English and unprepared for American society. Markham traces their harrowing journey to the U.S. and their struggles to survive in a strange land, illuminating the difficulties of undocumented minors; she also offers details on migrant shelters, the Texas border wall, and court proceedings in immigration cases. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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collective biography
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10576555
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.8
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.S15
LC item number
M37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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two young migrants and the making of an American life
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two young migrants and the making of an American life
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Lauren Markham
The far away brothers : two young migrants and the making of an American life, Lauren Markham
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The far away brothers : two young migrants and the making of an American life, Lauren Markham
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-285) and index
Contents
Prologue : The missing -- The flood -- The churn -- The walls -- The courthouse -- The detained -- The arrest -- The girls -- The failed -- The halt -- The long walk -- The land -- Afterword
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ocn966863220
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 298 pages
Isbn
9781101906187
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(hc)
Lccn
2017000952

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