The Book of Unknown Americans
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For those who want to see the world through different eyes, this story of love between a Panamanian boy and a Mexican girl living in an apartment building full of new immigrants explores what it means to be ‘other’.
July: If you think it's always simple economics that drives people to immigrate to this country from Latin America, think again. A wonderful look at the complexities of the modern immigrant experience through the lives of two families bound by deep regret, friendship and their love-struck teenag... Read More »
It's about the combined fates of immigrant families from all over Latin America living in an apartment complex in Delaware. Filled with family tragedy, deep regret and heartfelt teenage love- it's the kind of book that you read in a single sitting and finish at 1:00 am silently sobbing. The pai... Read More »
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“You can come back one day. Or I could come there."
"I could find you."
"Finding is for the things that are lost. You don't need to find me, Mayor.”
― Cristina Henriquez, The Book of Unknown Americans
“It's in you,' my dad assured me once. 'You were born in Panamá. It's in your bones.'
You never know what life will bring...But that's what makes it so exciting, no? That's what keeps me going. The possibility.
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