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The Book of Isaias: A Child of Hispanic Immigrants Seeks His Own America

Autor: Connolly, Daniel

Editorial: St. Martin's Press

Formato:Tapa Dura

Tipo Saldo

Precio de Lista:$26.99
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The Book of Isaias: A Child of Hispanic Immigrants Seeks His Own America : In a green town in the middle of America, a bright 18-year-old Hispanic student named Isaias Ramos sets out on the journey to college.

Isaias, who passed a prestigious national calculus test as a junior and leads the quiz bowl team, is the hope of Kingsbury High in Memphis, a school where many students have difficulty reading. But Kingsbury’s dysfunction, expensive college fees, and forms printed in a language that’s foreign to his parents are all obstacles in the way of getting him to a university.

Isaias also doubts the value of college and says he might go to work in his family’s painting business after high school, despite his academic potential. Is Isaias making a rational choice? Or does he simply hope to avoid pain by deferring dreams that may not come to fruition? This is what journalist Daniel Connolly attempts to uncover in The Book of Isaias as he follows Isaias, peers into a tumultuous final year of high school, and, eventually, shows how adults intervene in the hopes of changing Isaias’ life.

Mexican immigration has brought the proportion of Hispanics in the nation’s youth population to roughly one in four. Every day, children of immigrants make decisions about their lives that will shape our society and economy for generations. This engaging, poignant book captures an American microcosm and illustrates broader challenges for our collective future. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Ciencias Sociales   Emigration & Immigration
Biografía y Autobiografía   Personal Memoirs

ISBN 13:9781250083067
ISBN 10:1250083060
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:258
Tamaño:9.58" l x 6.42" w x 0.93" h
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