Year 16, Book 17

17. The Undocumented Americans by Karla Canejo Villavicencio

Karla Canejo Villavicencio was one of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard. In this book she examines her own family and her own experiences along with other undocumented immigrants from across the country. She wanted to focus on people and their lives that are not often portrayed in the media. It’s not a straightforward non-fiction book. It’s written with many literary flourishes but conveys the stories of people with heart, elegance, and respect. She brings humanity to people who are too often portrayed as anything but. I give it a 9 out of 10.

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