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Author Pérez, William, 1974-
Title We are Americans : undocumented students pursuing the American dream / William Perez ; foreword by Daniel Solorzano.
Imprint Sterling, Va. : Stylus, 2009.
Edition First edition.

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  LC213.2 .P46 2009    AVAILABLE  
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  LC213.2 .P46 2009    AVAILABLE  
Author Pérez, William, 1974-
Subject Educational equalization -- United States -- Case studies.
Discrimination in education -- United States -- Case studies.
Illegal aliens -- Education -- United States -- Case studies.
Illegal aliens -- United States -- Anecdotes.
United States -- Emigration and immigration.
Description xl, 161 pages ; 23 cm
Edition First edition.
Note Includes index.
Contents High school students -- Community college students -- University students -- College graduates -- Formerly undocumented college graduates.
ISBN 9781579223755 (cloth : alk. paper)
1579223753 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781579223762 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1579223761 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 320189116
Table of Contents
 Introduction 
Pt. 1High School Students 
1"I know for a fact my success is because of my relentless determination." Penelope3
2"It's almost like I am tied down to the ground with a ball and chain because I don't have citizenship." Jaime11
3"It's like someone giving you a car, but not putting any gas in it. " Jeronimo19
4"I want a chance to work in an office with air conditioning rather than in the fields under the hot sun." Lilia25
Pt. 2Community College Students 
5"I've always had a passion for community service." Daniella33
6"They say you can accomplish whatever you want or set your mind to, but they don't say that it's just for some." Isabel39
7"I don't belong here because I don't have my papers, so it's kind of like I'm in limbo." Lucila45
8"I catch the bus at 5:15 am; I literally sleep with my clothes on." Paulina51
Pt. 3University Students 
9"I think I will do something big, I just need a chance." Angelica59
10"You'll never get an A in my class because you're a dirty Mexican." Sasha63
11"I'm restricted in joining clubs, participating in school events, taking on leadership roles...it's a bit damaging in the long run." Eduardo71
12"I am always limited in what I can do." Raul77
Pt. 4College Graduates 
13"The biggest disappointment is knowing that there's no light at the endof the tunnel." Lucia85
14"It's like a wound that never heals." Michael93
15"Being undocumented is really depressing." Julieta99
16"I know I want to be a high school math teacher, but I can't." Alba107
Pt. 5Formerly Undocumented College Graduates 
17"I wanted to be a public interest lawyer, the kind that helps the community." Jessica115
18"I would really like to teach college students, be involved in the educational system." Julia123
19"I would probably be working as a truck driver...earning minimum wage." Ignacio131
20"Working with the students who are the most underserved...that kind of work is very meaningful to me." Nicole141
 Conclusion147
 Reading Group Guide157
 Index159


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