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Children of the Land
Hernandez Castillo, Marcelo, 1988-
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Book Club Kit, 2020
"With beauty, grace, and honesty, Castillo recounts his and his family's encounters with a system that treats them as criminals for seeking safe, simple lives. He writes of the Sunday afternoon when he opened the door to an ICE officer who had one hand on his holster, of the hours he spent making a fake social security card…Read more
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Hernandez Castillo, Marcelo, 1988-
Authors, American — Biography.
Illegal aliens — Biography.
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New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020], ©2020
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*Starred Review* Prize-winning poet (Cenzontle, 2018) Castillo's memoir begins with a surprise visit from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers who explode into his Saturday morning of cartoons and a bowl of Trix. From…Read more
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Poet and activist Castillo's artistic family memoir takes place largely away from the U.S.-Mexico border, but in a social and emotional world where the border is always present. In short chapters traversing time and space, Castillo…Read more
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TFanCSTAFF
Jun 25, 2020
I recommend that we read and listen to as many authentic stories as we can to better understand the experiences of others and not to let a single voice define our views. Children of the Land is one of the books I recommend to help see…Read more

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bibliochola
Apr 17, 2020
A beautiful and necessary read for the way Hernandez Castillo viscerally lays bare the inherent unfairness and high toll the current system takes on families and communities on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border
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STPL_JessHSTAFF
Mar 22, 2020
Spend any amount of time with me and I will recommend a book. For people who spend lots of time with me, they will know that I save some descriptors for very, very special books. Children of the Land is one such book. It is a masterpiece.…Read more

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