Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought For Her American Dream

National bestselling author Julissa Arce tells of her journey from Taxco, Mexico, to growing up undocumented in Texas.  As a young girl, she, her two sisters, her nanny, and her grandmother were left behind in Taxco for months at a time, while her parents worked in America, hoping to build a home for the family.  At age eleven, her parents brought her to Texas where she secretly lived as an undocumented immigrant.  She worked tirelessly, achieved academic excellence, overcame cultural barriers, and ultimately climbed to a successful career on Wall Street. Eight pages of black and white photographs complement this compelling story. mjw
Title: Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought For Her American Dream
Author: Julissa Arce
: Little, Brown and Company
: 2018
Original Language
: English
: 978-0-316-48174-8
Hardcover pages
: 240
Age range
: 11-14
: Autobiography
Book setting
: Mexico, Texas
Author’s ethnicity
: Mexican
Author’s residence
: Los Angeles, U.S.
: Biography, Illegal aliens, Immigrants, Mexican American women, Social justice, Texas

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