My side of the river : : a memoir

Title My side of the river : : a memoir
Names Gutierrez, Elizabeth Camarillo.
Book Number DB119408
Title Status Active
Language English
Annotation "Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez reveals her experience as the U.S. born daughter of immigrants and what happened when, at fifteen, her parents were forced back to Mexico in this galvanizing yet tender memoir. Born to Mexican immigrants south of the Rillito River in Tucson, Arizona, Elizabeth had the world at her fingertips as she entered her freshman year of high school as the number one student. But suddenly, Elizabeth's own country took away the most important right a child has: a right to have a family. As her parents' visas expired, they were forced to return to Mexico, leaving Elizabeth responsible for her younger brother, as well as her education. Determined to break the cycle of being "a statistic," she knew that even though her parents couldn't stay, there was no way she could let go of the opportunities the U.S. could provide. Armed with only her passport and sheer teenage determination, Elizabeth became what her school would eventually describe as an unaccompanied, homeless youth, one of thousands of underage victims affected by family separation due to broken immigration laws. For fans of Educated by Tara Westover and The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande, My Side of the River explores separation, generational trauma, and the toll of the American dream. It's also, at its core, a love story between a brother and a sister who, no matter the cost, is determined to make the pursuit of his own dreams easier than it was for her." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Medium Digital Books
Local Subject Unrated - UNRAT
Nonfiction
Social sciences - 300
Biography - BIO
Politics & Government - 320
LC Subject Autobiographies
Mexican Americans - Biography
Mexican Americans - Intellectual life
Mexican Americans - Social conditions
Mexican Americans - Ethnic identity
Call Number 305.86872073092 ANF
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress,
Original Publication Reissue of: New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, 2024. 9781250333018
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