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Denied, Detained, Deported: Stories from the…

Denied, Detained, Deported: Stories from the Dark Side of American…

by Ann Bausum

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This book offers a different perspective to the immigration experiences we've heard in the past. It examines the stories of immigration discrimination and shows a balance to our traditional view of U.S. Immigration history. The stories in this book are true stories of people who were victims of this discrimination. It is well written and includes historic pictures. ( )
  flackm | Jul 25, 2015 |
As the title promises, not all stories about immigration are rags to riches success stories, in fact some are pretty depressing.

This book is written and targetted for a younger audience, middle and high school, and is rich with pictures and quotes. It is broken up into chapters which each cover a different reason why an immigrant is denied entry. The title three, denial, detaining, and deportation, but also excluded and exploited. Most of the time there is the story of a family that exemplifies the chapter heading.

The book opens with the poem by Emma Lazarus that appear on the Statue of Liberty and an opposing one by Naomi Shihab Nye called Statue of Liberty Dreams of Emma lazarus, Awakens with Tears on Her Cheeks. Very provocative! ( )
  mamzel | Jan 13, 2014 |
RGG: Specific incidents of American immigration policies gone bad. The details of some of the historical policies are very complex and may be confusing. The final points of connection to present policies feel somewhat stretched. However, the importance of this history is undeniable. Reading Level: YA.
  rgruberexcel | May 6, 2013 |
With short vignettes that could stand alone looking at Chinese immigration, Japanese internment, deportation of anarchists, and the blocked borders on those on the St. Louis trying to escape Germany, this book explored the dark side of immigration. The book starts with a fantastic poem by Naomi Shihab Nye. The stories are compelling as Bausum explores the story of a person or family in each section and then weaves in the larger social and political context. I found this book to be accessible and thought-provoking. ( )
  ewyatt | Mar 4, 2011 |
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An award-winning author examines the history of American immigration--a critical topic in 21st century America--particularly those lesser-known stories of immigrants who were denied entrance into the States or detained for security reasons.

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