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Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America (Voice of Witness)

Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America (Voice of Witness)

Current price: $19.95
Publication Date: April 16th, 2019
Publisher:
Haymarket Books
ISBN:
9781608466184
Pages:
336
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Description

They are a mass migration of thousands of young people from Central America, yet each one travels alone: solito, solita.

About the Author

Steven Mayers is a writer, oral historian, and professor at the City College of San Francisco. He has interviewed Central American migrants for over a decade. His master's thesis explored ways in which fiction can challenge historical accounts of the past, and his dissertation, analyzing the stories of Central American war refugees, focused on the themes of identity, home, and forgiveness. Jonathan Freedman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, and mentor with more than thirty years' experience reporting from Central America, Mexico, and the US border. His six-year series of investigative editorials for the San Diego Tribune was influential in the passage of the landmark 1986 US immigration reforms that authorized 2.7 million undocumented immigrants to become permanent legal residents.