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Author Marcom, Micheline Aharonian, 1968- author.

Title The new American / Micheline Aharonian Marcom.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2020.

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 GDL Central Library Fiction    MARCOM,MIC    Available
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description xi, 271 pages : map ; 22 cm
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Summary "Emilio thinks he is living the American Dream: his parents, who emigrated from Guatemala to California, sacrifice daily to make sure of it. And his life seems relatively normal until he turns sixteen. Like most teenagers, Emilio is determined to get his driver's license--however, his mother dissuades him from doing so. When Emilio asks why, his parents reveal a shocking secret: he is undocumented. Emilio adjusts to his new normal. Under the Dreamers' Act, he attends Berkley. He falls in love. Everything seems fine...until Emilio gets into a car accident and--without a driver's license or any documentation--the policeman on the scene reports him to Immigration Services. Emilio is deported to Guatemala. But he is determined to get back to California, the only home he has ever known. It is an epic journey that takes him through the cities, jungles, and deserts of South America, towards thieves and corrupt law enforcement but also kind strangers and new friends"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Guatemalans -- United States -- Fiction.
Teenage immigrants -- United States -- Fiction.
Teenage immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions -- Fiction.
Guatemalans -- United States -- Social conditions -- Fiction.
Emigration and immigration law -- United States -- Fiction.
Guatemalans -- Emigration and immigration -- Fiction.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Fiction.
ISBN 9781982120726 hardcover
198212072X hardcover
9781982120733 paperback
1982120738 paperback
9781982120740 electronic book

 
    
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