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The Resource Dear America : notes of an undocumented citizen, Jose Antonio Vargas

Dear America : notes of an undocumented citizen, Jose Antonio Vargas

Label
Dear America : notes of an undocumented citizen
Title
Dear America
Title remainder
notes of an undocumented citizen
Statement of responsibility
Jose Antonio Vargas
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The movement of people--what Americans call 'immigration' and the rest of the world calls 'migration'--is among the defining issues of our time. Technology and information crosses countries and continents at blistering speed. Corporations thrive on being multinational and polyglot. Yet the world's estimated 244 million total migrant population, particularly those deemed 'illegal' by countries and societies, are locked in a chaotic and circular debate about borders and documents, assimilation and identity. An issue about movement seems immoveable: politically, culturally and personally. Dear America: Notes Of An Undocumented Citizen is an urgent, provocative and deeply personal account from Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who happens to be the most well-known undocumented immigrant in the United States. Born in the Philippines and brought to the U.S. illegally as a 12-year-old, Vargas hid in plain-sight for years, writing for some of the most prestigious news organisations in the country (The Washington Post, The New Yorker) while lying about where he came from and how he got here. After publicly admitting his undocumented status--risking his career and personal safety--Vargas has challenged the definition of what it means to be an American, and has advocated for the human rights of immigrants and migrants during the largest global movement of people in modern history. Both a letter to America and a window into Vargas's America, this book is a transformative argument about migration and citizenship, and an intimate, searing exploration on what it means to be home when the country you call your home doesn't consider you one of its own"--
Summary
The journalist and immigration-rights activist presents a memoir relating how he was sent from the Philippines to the U.S. as a child, his discovery of his undocumented status as a teenager, and his decision to reveal his immigration status publicly in 2011
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10692245
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vargas, Jose Antonio
Dewey number
  • 070.92
  • 920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vargas, Jose Antonio
  • Journalists
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Illegal aliens
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
notes of an undocumented citizen
Label
Dear America : notes of an undocumented citizen, Jose Antonio Vargas
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gamblers -- The wrong country -- Crittenden Middle School -- Not black, not white -- Filipinos -- Mexican Jose and Filipino Jose -- Fake -- Coming out -- Playing a role -- Mountain View High School -- An adopted family -- Breaking the law -- The master narrative -- Ambition -- White people -- The Washington Post -- Strangers -- Bylines -- Campaign 2008 -- Purgatory -- Thirty -- Facing myself -- Lawyers -- Second coming out -- Outlaw -- Who am I? -- Inside Fox News -- Public person, private self -- Progress -- My government, myself -- Home -- Distant intimacy -- Leaving -- Staying -- Detained -- The machine -- National security threat -- Alone -- Interview -- Cycle of loss -- Truth
Control code
000063925430
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
287 pages (large print)
Isbn
9780062860972
Isbn Type
(large print)
Lccn
2018031550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1054360732
Label
Dear America : notes of an undocumented citizen, Jose Antonio Vargas
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gamblers -- The wrong country -- Crittenden Middle School -- Not black, not white -- Filipinos -- Mexican Jose and Filipino Jose -- Fake -- Coming out -- Playing a role -- Mountain View High School -- An adopted family -- Breaking the law -- The master narrative -- Ambition -- White people -- The Washington Post -- Strangers -- Bylines -- Campaign 2008 -- Purgatory -- Thirty -- Facing myself -- Lawyers -- Second coming out -- Outlaw -- Who am I? -- Inside Fox News -- Public person, private self -- Progress -- My government, myself -- Home -- Distant intimacy -- Leaving -- Staying -- Detained -- The machine -- National security threat -- Alone -- Interview -- Cycle of loss -- Truth
Control code
000063925430
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
287 pages (large print)
Isbn
9780062860972
Isbn Type
(large print)
Lccn
2018031550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1054360732

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