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Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought For Her American Dream

ISBN-10: 031648170X
ISBN-13: 9780316481700
Author: Arce, Julissa
Interest Level: 5-12
Publisher: Hachette Book Group

Publication Date: September 2019

Copyright: 2018

Page Count: 240


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Interest Level

Grades 5-12

Reading Level

Guided Reading: Z
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.4
Accelerated Reader Points: 6.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Mexico

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino

JUVENILE NONFICTION / School & Education

Description
A remarkable true story from social justice advocate and national bestselling author Julissa Arce about her journey to belong in America while growing up undocumented in Texas. Born in the picturesque town of Taxco, Mexico, Julissa Arce was left behind for months at a time with her two sisters, a nanny, and her grandma while her parents worked tirelessly in America in hopes of building a home and providing a better life for their children. That is, until her parents brought Julissa to Texas to live with them. From then on, Julissa secretly lived as an undocumented immigrant, went on to become a scholarship winner and an honors college graduate, and climbed the ladder to become a vice president at Goldman Sachs. This moving, at times heartbreaking, but always inspiring story will show young readers that anything is possible. Julissa's story provides a deep look into the little-understood world of a new generation of undocumented immigrants in the United States today--kids who live next door, sit next to you in class, or may even
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