The Resource The far away brothers : two young migrants and the making of an American life
- The far away brothers : two young migrants and the making of an American life
- Statement of responsibility
- Lauren Markham
- Illegal aliens -- United States -- Biography.
- Salvadorans -- California | Oakland -- Biography.
- El Salvador -- Emigration and immigration.
- Flores, Ernesto, 1997-
- Salvadoran Americans -- California | San Francisco Bay Area -- Social conditions.
- Flores, Raul, 1997-
- United States -- Emigration and immigration.
- Twin brothers -- Biography.
- Refugees -- California | Oakland -- Social conditions.
- Unaccompanied immigrant children -- United States.
- Salvadoran Americans -- California | Oakland -- Biography.
- "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
- Life stories -- Facing adversity
- Politics and global affairs -- Immigration
- Life stories -- Identity | Immigrants
- Salvadoran Americans
- Oakland, California
- Violence in gangs
- El Salvador
- Adult books for young adults
- Immigration and emigration law
- Collective biographies
- Illegal immigrants
- Unaccompanied immigrant children
- Immigration policy
- Twin brothers
- Biography type
- collective biography
- Cataloging source
- Dewey number
- index present
- LC call number
- LC item number
- M37 2017
- Literary form
- non fiction
- Nature of contents
- Target audience
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