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The Resource Solito, solita : crossing borders with youth refugees from Central America, edited by Steven Mayers and Jonathan Freedman ; with a foreword by Javier Zamora

Solito, solita : crossing borders with youth refugees from Central America, edited by Steven Mayers and Jonathan Freedman ; with a foreword by Javier Zamora

Label
Solito, solita : crossing borders with youth refugees from Central America
Title
Solito, solita
Title remainder
crossing borders with youth refugees from Central America
Statement of responsibility
edited by Steven Mayers and Jonathan Freedman ; with a foreword by Javier Zamora
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
They are a mass migration of thousands, yet each one travels alone. Solito, Solita (Alone, Alone) is an urgent collection of oral histories that tells--in their own words--the story of young refugees fleeing countries in Central America and traveling for hundreds of miles to seek safety and protection in the United States. Fifteen narrators describe why they fled their homes, what happened on their dangerous journeys through Mexico, how they crossed the borders, and for some, their ongoing struggles to survive in the United States. In an era of fear, xenophobia, and outright lies, these stories amplify the compelling voices of migrant youth. What can they teach us about abuse and abandonment, bravery and resilience, hypocrisy and hope? They bring us into their hearts and onto streets filled with the lure of freedom and fraught with violence. From fending off kidnappers with knives and being locked in freezing holding cells to tearful reunions with parents, Solito, Solita's narrators bring to light the experiences of young people struggling for a better life across the border. This collection includes the story of Adrián, from Guatemala City, whose mother was shot to death before his eyes. He refused to join a gang, rode across Mexico atop cargo trains, crossed the US border as a minor, and was handcuffed and thrown into ICE detention on his eighteenth birthday. We hear the story of Rosa, a Salvadoran mother fighting to save her life as well as her daughter's after death squads threatened her family. Together they trekked through the jungles on the border between Guatemala and Mexico, where masked men assaulted them. We also meet Gabriel, who after surviving sexual abuse starting at the age of eight fled to the United States, and through study, legal support and work, is now attending UC Berkeley
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YDX
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portraits
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1950-
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  • Mayers, Steven
  • Freedman, Jonathan
  • Zamora, Javier
Series statement
Voice of Witness
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  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Central America
  • United States
  • Migrations of nations
  • Aliens
  • Exiles
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Label
Solito, solita : crossing borders with youth refugees from Central America, edited by Steven Mayers and Jonathan Freedman ; with a foreword by Javier Zamora
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
on1050954828
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 316 pages
Isbn
9781608466184
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1050954828
Label
Solito, solita : crossing borders with youth refugees from Central America, edited by Steven Mayers and Jonathan Freedman ; with a foreword by Javier Zamora
Publication
Control code
on1050954828
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 316 pages
Isbn
9781608466184
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1050954828

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