Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America

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Product Details

Price
$30.00
Publisher
Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
6.36 X 9.12 X 1.18 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781416538936

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About the Author

Helen Thorpe is a journalist, focusing on politics and culture. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, New York magazine, Texas Monthly, The Texas Observer, and George magazine. She was born in London, England, and grew up in Medford, New Jersey

Reviews

"An excellent, in-depth study of immigration policies gone amok." -- Library Journal
"Just Like Us beautifully and powerfully reminds us of the individuals whose lives lie at the center of the chaos that is our approach to immigration. Helen Thorpe has taken policy and turned it into literature." -- Malcolm Gladwell
"With a gaze that is tender and ever alert, Helen Thorpe follows the lives of four young women -- Mexican and American -- so alike in their coming-of-age, but separated by the ironies of geography, the border that cuts through the heart." -- Richard Rodriguez, author of Brown: The Last Discovery of America
"This is a penetrating, fair, and refreshingly personal examination of the passions that fuel the immigration controversy in this country. Helen Thorpe measures the arguments on both sides of this national debate against the actual human costs imposed by the status quo. This book will find a central place in this debate." -- Lawrence Wright, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
"With a perfect combination of narrative and reflection, empathy and analysis, Helen Thorpe tells both a particular story of four irresistibly engaging young women, and a universal story of the struggle between human aspiration and intractable obstacles. If this book gets widely read, our national conversation on immigration could make a shift from 'shrill and draining' to 'thoughtful and productive.' In this book, the force and power of journalism reach their peak." -- Patricia Nelson Limerick, author of The Legacy of Conquest and Something in the Soil