We Are Here to Stay: Voice of Undocumented Young Adults

Susan Kuklin (Author) Timothy Andr Pabon (Read by)
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Description

The Stonewall Honor-winning author of Beyond Magenta shares the intimate, eye-opening stories of nine undocumented young adults living in America.

"Maybe next time they hear someone railing about how terrible immigrants are, they'll think about me. I'm a real person."

Meet nine courageous young adults who have lived in the United States with a secret for much of their lives: they are not U.S. citizens. They came from Colombia, Mexico, Ghana, Independent Samoa, and Korea. They came seeking education, fleeing violence, and escaping poverty. All have heartbreaking and hopeful stories about leaving their homelands and starting a new life in America. And all are weary of living in the shadows. We Are Here to Stay is a very different book than it was intended to be when originally slated for a 2017 release, illustrated with Susan Kuklin's gorgeous full-color portraits. Since the last presidential election and the repeal of DACA, it is no longer safe for these young adults to be identified in photographs or by name. Their photographs have been replaced with empty frames, and their names are represented by first initials. We are honored to publish these enlightening, honest, and brave accounts that encourage open, thoughtful conversation about the complexities of immigration -- and the uncertain future of immigrants in America.

Product Details

Price: $29.99
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Published Date: January 08, 2019
Dimensions: 6.5 X 0.7 X 5.4 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language: English
Type: Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781721365661

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About the Author

Susan Kuklin is the award-winning author and photographer of more than thirty books for children and young adults that address culture and social issues, including No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row; Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out, a Stonewall Honor Book; and We Are Here to Stay: Voices of Undocumented Young Adults. Her photographs have appeared in documentary films and in Time magazine, Newsweek, and the New York Times. Susan Kuklin lives in New York City.

Timothy Andres Pabon is an English- and Spanish-speaking voice-over artist who has worked extensively in advertising and audiobook narration.

Almarie Guerra is an actor known for her work on Sorry You're Sad, Dude Bro Party Massacre III, and Night of the Living Deb. She is part of an LA/NY based improv group, the Story Pirates.

Frankie Maria Corzo is a film and voice-over actress and audiobook narrator. She obtained a BA degree in theater studies from Montclair State University.
Lauren Ezzo was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan. She attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan, where she double majored in theatre and English. She works both on stage and as an audiobook narrator.
Emily Woo Zeller is an artist, actor, dancer, choreographer, and voice artist who has won Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2018. She began her voice-over career by voicing animation in Asia. AudioFile magazine named her one of the Best Voices of 2013 for her work in Gulp. Other awards include the 2009 Tristen Award for Best Actress as Sally Bowles in Cabaret and the 2006 Roselyn E. Schneider Prize for Creative Achievement.

J. D. Jackson is a theater professor, aspiring stage director, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He is a classically trained actor, and his television and film credits include roles on House, ER, Law & Order, Hack, Sherrybaby, Diary of a City Priest, and Lucky Number Slevin. He is the recipient of more than a dozen Earphones Awards for narration and an Odyssey Honor for G. Neri's Ghetto Cowboy, and he was also named one of AudioFile magazine's Best Voices of the Year for 2012 and 2013. An adjunct professor at Los Angeles Southwest College, he has an MFA in theater from Temple University.

Laura Jennings is a professional narrator and voiceover artist with an MFA in creative writing. Her intrinsic appreciation of the techniques that comprise storytelling allow her to analyze the underlying moods and currents of a book and bring them into her interpretation of it. An avid reader, she enjoys a quiet lifestyle in the Pacific Northwest with her loving husband and aged beagle, Dottie.