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256 pages. In Haiti during the 1960s, the man known as the "dew breaker" tortured people. Now he is an American. He lives in Brooklyn, New York and lives a quiet life as a husband and father. He hides his terrible past. As we meet his family, neighbors, and even his past victims, his story becomes one of reconciliation and rebellion.
163 pages. This is a coming of age story about a young woman from the West Indies. Lucy is a teenage girl who comes to New York City to work as an au pair, taking care of a family’s four children. She observes the unhealthy reality of the seemingly happy family that employs her. She comes to understand herself and the life she wants.
197 pages. Eddie is a Mexican-American teenager living in New Mexico. There is a lot of crime and violence in his neighborhood. He doesn’t take high school seriously. Then he falls in love, decides to change his life, and tries harder to succeed.
112 pgs. The poet Richard Blanco shares his memories of writing a poem for President Obama's inauguration. He also discusses what it means to be a Cuban immigrant and openly gay man. He reveals his vision for poetry's new role in the nation's consciousness.
199 pages. The author tells about the landscapes and people of her native Chile. She recounts the 1973 assassination of her uncle, which caused her to go into exile. She also shares her experiences as an immigrant in post-September 11 America.
236 pages. The author describes her childhood growing up in a family of migrant farm workers. She describes the daily struggles that her family faces. She also shares how she overcame many disadvantages and discovered her true talents.