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    Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in America

    Mann, Gurinder Singh.

    Presents the basic tenets of these three Asian religions and discusses the religious history and experience of their practitioners after immigration to the United States.

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    Lost

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    Daily life in immigrant America, 1870-1920

    Alexander, June Granatir, 1948-

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    Shutting out the sky : life in the tenements of New York, 1880-1915

    Hopkinson, Deborah.

    Photographs and text document the experiences of five individuals who came to live in the Lower East Side of New York City as children or young adults from Belarus, Italy, Lithuania, and Romania at the turn of the twentieth century.

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    Growing up Asian American in young adult fiction

    "Contributions by Hena Ahmad, Linda Pierce Allen, Mary J. Henderson Couzelis, Sarah Park Dahlen, Lan Dong, Tomo Hattori, Jennifer Ho, Ymitri Mathison, Leah Milne, Joy Takako Taylor, and Traise Yamamoto. Often referred to as the model minority, Asian American children and adolescents feel pressured to perform academically and be disinterested in sports, with the exception of martial arts. Boys are often stereotyped as physically unattractive nerds and girls as petite and beautiful. Many Americans remain unaware of the diversity of ethnicities and races the term Asian American comprises, with Asian American adolescents proving to be more invisible than adults. As a result, Asian American adolescents are continually searching for their identity and own place in American society. For these kids, being or considered to be American becomes a challenge in itself as they assert their Asian and American identities; claim their own ethnic identity, be they immigrant or American-born; and negotiate their ethnic communities. The contributors to Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction focus on moving beyond stereotypes to examine how Asian American children and adolescents define their unique identities. Chapters focus on primary texts from many ethnicities, such as Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Japanese, Vietnamese, South Asian, and Hawaiian. Individual chapters, crossing cultural, linguistic, and racial boundaries, negotiate the complex terrain of Asian American children's and teenagers' identities. Chapters cover such topics as internalized racism and self-loathing; hyper-sexualization of Asian American females in graphic novels; interracial friendships; transnational adoptions and birth searches; food as a means of assimilation and resistance; commodity racism and the tourist gaze; the hostile and alienating environment generated by the War on Terror; and many other topics."-- Provided by publisher.

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    From exiles to immigrants : the refugees from southeast Asia

    Takaki, Ronald T., 1939-

    Presents the story of the thousands of Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Laotian refugees who began their long journey to a new and uncertain future in the United States.

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    Netherland

    O'Neill, Joseph, 1964-

    Strangely enough, the outpouring of good will that followed the terrorist attacks on New York City produced a kind of elation in many people. It is this giddy sense of starting over, thinks Hans van den Broek, that prompted his wife to leave him. Drifting in the sudden expanse and uncertainty of his life, Hans is drawn to enigmatic Trinidadian Chuck Ramkissoon and the curious appeal of the city's immigrant cricket leagues.

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    Blanco

    The prince of Los Cocuyos : a Miami childhood

    Blanco, Richard, 1968-

    "A ... memoir from the first Latino and openly gay inaugural poet, which explores his coming-of-age as the child of Cuban immigrants and his attempts to understand his place in America while grappling with his burgeoning artistic and sexual identities"--Amazon.com

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    I was their American dream : a graphic memoir

    Gharib, Malaka, author, illustrator.

    "I Was Their American Dream is at once a coming-of-age story and a reminder of the thousands of immigrants who come to America in search for a better life for themselves and their children. The daughter of parents with unfulfilled dreams themselves, Malaka navigated her childhood chasing her parents' ideals, learning to code-switch between her family's Filipino and Egyptian customs, adapting to white culture to fit in, crushing on skater boys, and trying to understand the tension between holding onto cultural values and trying to be an all-American kid. Malaka Gharib's triumphant graphic memoir brings to life her teenage antics and illuminates earnest questions about identity and culture, while providing thoughtful insight into the lives of modern immigrants and the generation of millennial children they raised. Malaka's story is a heartfelt tribute to the American immigrants who have invested their future in the promise of the American dream."--Amazon.

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    American gypsy

    Marafioti, Oksana, 1974-

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    Oliver

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    Padilla

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    Saedi

    Americanized : rebel without a green card

    Saedi, Sara, author.

    In San Jose, California, in the 1990s, teenaged Sara keeps a diary of life as an Iranian American and her discovery that she and her family entered as undocumented immigrants.

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    El libro de los americanos desconocidos

    Henríquez, Cristina, 1977-, author. http://id.loc

    Moving from Mexico to America when their daughter suffers a near-fatal accident, the Riveras confront cultural barriers, their daughter's difficult recovery and her developing relationship with a Panamanian boy

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    Americanah

    Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-, author.

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    The tyrant's daughter

    Carleson, J. C.

    Exiled to the United States after her father, a Middle Eastern dictator, is killed in a coup, fifteen-year-old Laila must cope with a completely new way of life, the truth of her father's regime, and her mother and brother's ways of adjusting.

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    Dan

    Behind the mountains : [the diary of Celiane EspŽrance]

    Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-

    Writing in the notebook which her teacher gave her, thirteen-year-old Celiane describes life with her mother and brother in Haiti as well as her experiences in Brooklyn after the family finally immigrates there to be reunited with her father.

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    House of sand and fog

    Dubus, Andre, 1959-

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    Threads and flames

    Friesner, Esther M.

    After recovering from typhus, thirteen-year-old Raisa leaves her Polish shtetl for America to join her older sister, and goes to work at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory.

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    Picture us in the light

    Gilbert, Kelly Loy, author.

    Daniel, a Chinese-American teen, must grapple with his plans for the future, his feelings for his best friend Harry, and his discovery of a family secret that could shatter everything.

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    The book of unknown Americans

    Henríquez, Cristina, 1977-

    "Arturo and Alma Rivera have lived their whole lives in Mexico. One day, their beautiful fifteen-year-old daughter, Maribel, sustains a terrible injury, one that casts doubt on whether she'll ever be the same. And so, leaving all they have behind, the Riveras come to America with a single dream: that in this country of great opportunity and resources, Maribel can get better. When Mayor Toro, whose family is from Panama, sees Maribel in a Dollar Tree store, it is love at first sight. It's also the beginning of a friendship between the Rivera and Toro families, whose web of guilt and love and responsibility is at this novels core"--Provided by publisher.

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    Hon

    The Fire Horse girl

    Honeyman, Kay.

    When Jade Moon, born in the unlucky year of the Fire Horse, and her father immigrate to America in 1923 and are detained at Angel Island Immigration Station, Jade Moon is determined to find a way through and prove that she is not cursed.

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    Ker

    Someone like summer

    Kerr, M. E.

    An upper-middle-class white girl from Long Island and an immigrant worker from Colombia fall in love despite objections from both their families and their community.

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    Asking the river : a novel

    Kherdian, David.

    While trying to make it through elementary school in Racine, Wisconsin, a thirteen-year-old Armenian American boy must come to terms with his heritage, his parents' expectations, and his own uncertainty about what he wants from life.

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    Gifted : a novel

    Lalwani, Nikita, 1973-

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    Berserker

    Laybourne, Emmy, author.

    Hanne and her siblings flee Norway after her "gift" causes her to commit murder, and on the American frontier Owen, a cowboy, leads them toward their uncle who may help them learn control.

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    Flight season

    Marquardt, Marie F., 1972-, author.

    Vivi, a college student attempting to complete an internship, TJ, a nursing student, and ©¹ngel, a patient with heart disease, all find their lives intersecting at a university hospital during one summer that could change their lives forever.

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    You bring the distant near

    Perkins, Mitali, author.

    From 1965 through the present, an Indian American family adjusts to life in New York City, alternately fending off and welcoming challenges to their own traditions.

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    Kartography

    Shamsie, Kamila, 1973-

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    The flight to freedom

    Veciana-Suarez, Ana.

    Writing in the diary which her father gave her, thirteen-year-old Yara describes life with her family in Havana, Cuba, in 1967 as well as her experiences in Miami, Florida, after immigrating there to be reunited with some relatives while leaving others behind.

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    American Street

    Zoboi, Ibi Aanu, author.

    When Fabiola's mother is detained upon their arrival to the United States, Fabiola must navigate her loud American cousins, the grittiness of Detroit's west side, a new school, and a surprising romance all on her own.

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    This land is our land : a history of American immigration

    Osborne, Linda Barrett, 1949-

    "This book explores the way government policy and popular responses to immigrant groups evolved throughout U.S. history, particularly between 1800 and 1965"--Amazon.com.

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    WOL

    Coming to America : a Muslim family's story

    Wolf, Bernard, 1930-

    Depicts the joys and hardships experienced by a Muslim family that immigrates to New York City from Alexandria, Egypt, in the hope of making a better life for themselves.

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    HOP

    Shutting out the sky : life in the tenements of New York, 1880-1924

    Hopkinson, Deborah.

    Photographs and text document the experiences of five individuals who came to live in the Lower East Side of New York City as children or young adults from Belarus, Italy, Lithuania, and Romania at the turn of the twentieth century.

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    Denied, detained, deported : stories from the dark side of American immigration

    Bausum, Ann.

    Discusses cases from the history of immigration in the U.S. in which immigrants are denied, such as the people aboard "The St. Louis" who were sent back to Nazi Germany during the Holocaust, the detained, such as Japanese Americans during WWII, and the deported, such as Emma Goldman, who was sent back to Russia in 1919 after living in the U.S. for thirty years.

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    Growing up in coal country

    Bartoletti, Susan Campbell.

    Describes what life was like, especially for children, in coal mines and mining towns in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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    HOW

    I'm new here

    Howlett, Bud.

    Describes a young Salvadoran girl's experience integrating into an American school.

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    LAI

    René has two last names

    Colato Laínez, René.

    In this story based on the author's childhood, a young Salvadoran immigrant is teased for having two last names until he presents his family tree project celebrating his heritage.

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    TAN

    The arrival

    Tan, Shaun.

    In this wordless graphic novel, a man leaves his homeland and sets off for a new country, where he must build a new life for himself and his family.

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    Home of the brave

    Applegate, Katherine.

    Kek, a refugee from Sudan, is confronted by many strange things at the Minneapolis home of his aunt and cousin, as well as in his fifth-grade classroom, and longs for his missing mother, but finds comfort in the company of a cow and her owner.

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    The madman of Piney Woods

    Curtis, Christopher Paul, author.

    Benji and Red couldn't be more different. They aren't friends. They don't even live in the same town. But their fates are entwined. A chance meeting leads the boys to discover that they have more in common than meets the eye. Both of them have encountered a strange presence in the forest, watching them, tracking them. Could the Madman of Piney Woods be real?

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    City of orphans

    Avi, 1937-

    In 1893 New York, thirteen-year-old Maks, a newsboy, teams up with Willa, a homeless girl, to clear his older sister, Emma, from charges that she stole from the brand new Waldorf Hotel, where she works. Includes historical notes.

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    ANTIN

    Streets of gold

    Wells, Rosemary.

    Based on a memoir written in the early twentieth century, tells the story of a young girl and her life in Russia, her travels to America, and her subsequent life in the United States.

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    Dreamers

    Morales, Yuyi.

    "An illustrated picture book autobiography in which award-winning author Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story and her discovery of the public library."--Provided by publisher.

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    WONG

    Good fortune : my journey to Gold Mountain

    Wong, Li Keng.

    The author describes her journey in 1933, at the age of seven, with her mother and two sisters from their village in southern China to the U.S. and recalls important moments from their first eight years in America.

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    Lucky broken girl

    Behar, Ruth, 1956-

    In 1960s New York, fifth-grader Ruthie, a Cuban-Jewish immigrant, must rely on books, art, her family, and friends in her multicultural neighborhood when an accident puts her in a body cast.

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    Little Cricket

    Brown, Jackie.

    After the upheaval of the Vietnam War reaches them, twelve-year-old Kia and her Hmong family flee from the mountains of Laos to a refugee camp in Thailand and eventually to the alien world of Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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    Honeysuckle house

    Cheng, Andrea.

    An all-American girl with Chinese ancestors and a new immigrant from China find little in common when they meet in their fourth grade classroom, but they are both missing their best friends and soon discover other connections.

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    The madman of Piney Woods

    Curtis, Christopher Paul.

    Benji and Red couldn't be more different. They aren't friends. They don't even live in the same town. But their fates are entwined. A chance meeting leads the boys to discover they have more in common than meets the eye. Both of them have encountered a strange presence in the forest, watching them, tracking them. Could the Madman of Piney Woods be real?.

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    A Coal miner's bride, the diary of Anetka Kaminska

    Bartoletti, Susan Campbell

    A diary account of thirteen-year-old Anetka, life in Poland in 1896, immigration to America, marriage to a coal miner, widowhood, and happiness in finally finding her true love.

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    DEA

    So far from home : the diary of Mary Driscoll, an Irish mill girl

    Denenberg, Barry.

    In the diary account of her journey from Ireland in 1847 and of her work in a mill in Lowell, Massachusetts, fourteen-year-old Mary reveals a great longing for her family.

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    HES

    Brooklyn Bridge : a novel

    Hesse, Karen.

    Fourteen-year-old Joseph Michtom's life takes a dramatic turn when, in 1903 Brooklyn, his parents turn their apartment into a factory for making teddy bears; and Joseph wonders whether he will ever see the glitter of Coney Island.

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    KEL

    The land of forgotten girls

    Kelly, Erin Entrada.

    Abandoned by their father and living in poverty with their heartless stepmother in Louisiana, two sisters from the Philippines, twelve-year-old Sol and six-year-old Ming, learn the true meaning of family.

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    Pie in the Sky

    Lai, Remy.

    Knowing very little English, eleven-year-old Jingwen feels like an alien when his family immigrates to Australia, but copes with loneliness and the loss of his father by baking elaborate cakes.

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    Inside Out & Back Again

    Lai, Thanhha.

    Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

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    Landed

    Lee, Milly.

    After leaving his village in southeastern China, twelve-year-old Sun is held at Angel Island, San Francisco, before being released to join his father, a merchant living in the area. Includes historical notes.

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    Ruby Lu, empress of everything

    Look, Lenore.

    After Ruby Lu's deaf cousin, Flying Duck, and her parents come from China to live with her, Ruby finds life challenging as she adjusts to her new family, tries to mend her rocky relationship with her friend Emma, and faces various adventures in summer school.

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    Dear Whiskers

    Nagda, Ann Whitehead, 1945-

    Jenny is discouraged when her second grade pen pal turns out to be a new student from Saudi Arabia who does not speak English very well, but as she works with her they slowly become friends.

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    The king of Mulberry Street

    Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948-

    Dom, a nine-year old stowaway from Naples, Italy, arrives in New York and must learn to survive the perils of street life in the big city.

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    Front desk

    Yang, Kelly.

    Recent immigrants from China and desperate for work and money, ten-year-old Mia Tang's parents take a job managing a rundown motel in Southern California, even though the owner, Mr. Yao is a nasty skinflint who exploits them; while her mother (who was an engineer in China) does the cleaning, Mia works the front desk and tries to cope with demanding customers and other recent immigrants--not to mention being only one of two Chinese in her fifth grade class, the other being Mr. Yao's son, Jason.

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    Silent movie

    Avi, 1937-

    In the early years of the twentieth century, a Swedish family encounters separation and other hardships upon immigrating to New York City until the son is cast in a silent movie, in a picture book that evokes an actual silent movie.

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    Two white rabbits

    Buitrago, Jairo.

    "The little girl in this story is traveling with her father, but doesn't know where they are going. She counts the animals by the road, the clouds in the sky, the stars. Sometimes she sees soldiers. Sometimes they are forced to stop because her father has to earn more money before they can continue their journey"--Publisher.

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    One green apple

    Bunting, Eve, 1928-

    While on a school field trip to an orchard to make cider, a young Muslim immigrant named Farah gains self-confidence when the green apple she picks perfectly complements the other students' red apples.

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    Islandborn

    Díaz, Junot, 1968-

    "Lola was just a baby when her family left the Island, so when she has to draw it for a school assignment, she asks her family, friends, and neighbors about their memories of her homeland . . . and in the process, comes up with a new way of understanding her own heritage"-- Provided by

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    Paper son : Lee's journey to America

    James, Helen Foster, 1951-

    Twelve-year-old Lee, an orphan, reluctantly leaves his grandparents in China for the long sea voyage to San Francisco, where he and other immigrants undergo examinations at Angel Island Immigration Station.

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    A different pond

    Phi, Bao, 1975-

    "As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The quiet place

    Stewart, Sarah, 1939-

    A little girl moves to the United States from Mexico with her family and writes letters to her aunt in Mexico about her new life.

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    My name is Sangoel

    Williams, Karen Lynn.

    Sangoel, who is proud of his rich African heritage, moves to America, and when nobody there can pronounce his name correctly, he fears he will lose his identity.

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    The day you begin

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    Other students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider.

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    Hannah is my name

    Yang, Belle.

    A young Chinese girl and her parents emigrate to the United States and try their best to assimilate into their San Francisco neighborhood while anxiously awaiting the arrival of their green cards.

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    Waging a living Rosevelt's America ; Unhitched

    Three films tell personal stories of the working poor--hard-working Americans who, despite effort, determination, and playing-by-the-rules, face impossible odds in the struggle to pull themselves and their families out of poverty. Waging a living follows four workers who are "hustling backwards," working fulltime and even overtime but unable to pull ahead of rising expenses. Rosevelt's America tells the story of immigrant Rosevelt Henderson, who fled a bloody civil war in Liberia with three children and a grandchild and is grateful for any chance, however difficult and beneath his skills, to work hard enough to bring his wife and new baby to America. In Unhitched, we meet poor individuals and families living in travel trailers that now serve as permanent dwellings. For many, the opportunity to park their "homes" in Faerie Ring Campground keeps them off the dangerous streets, thus offering them the community they need to try, once again, to struggle out of poverty and pursue the "American dream."--Summaries from insert.

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    Ellis Island

    Immigrants of every ethnic background recall their extraordinary adventures, historians explore the sometimes insensitive national policies, and the Ellis Island Oral History Project reveals what the immigration experience was actually like. Features rare photographs and film.

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    Faces of America

    Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. turns to the latest tools of genealogy and genetics to explore the family histories of 11 celebrities including Meryl Streep and Queen Noor. Looking to the wider immigrant experience, Professor Gates follows the threads of his guests' lives back to their origins.

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    Journey to America

    Documentary using archival photographs and films, made as a tribute ot the over 12 million people who journeyed to the United States from the old country through Ellis Island between 1890 and 1920.

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    De nadie Border crossing

    Follow one man as he leaves behind everything in Central America. With little sense of direction and only his family's memories as company, he faces the dangers in Mexico and tries to cross into freedom and the United States.

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    The other side of immigration : a film

    Germano, Roy.

    Based on over 700 interviews with men and women in the Mexican countryside, this film explores why so many people leave small Mexican towns to work in the United States, and what happens to the families and communities they leave behind.

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    Nueba Yol

    Tells story of a hapless immigrant's daily struggle in a strange country, devoid of the comforts of his native customs, language and culture.

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    The namesake

    The American-born son of Indian immigrants feels pulled between his ethnic heritage and his desire to assimilate, especially after becoming involved with two very different women.

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    Gangs of New York

    In 1846, waves of Irish immigrants poured into the New York neighborhood of Five Points. "Billy the Butcher" bands his fellow "Native Americans" into a gang to take on the Irish gang "The Dead Rabbits," organized by Priest Vallon. After an bloody clash Vallon is dead and his son ends up in a brutal reform school. In 1862, that boy returns to seek vengeance against the man that killed his father.

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