Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from a St. Paul High School
A GREAT RESOURCE FOR ENGLISH AND SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSES, ADULT LEARNERS, ‘ENGLISH LEARNER’ CLASSROOMS, AND BOOK CLUBS!
The Midwest Independent Publishing Association (MIPA) has announced the finalists for the 28th Annual Midwest Book Awards! We are excited to announce that Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from a St. Paul High School was named as a finalist in 2017! The awards recognize quality in independent publishing in the Midwest, which attracted 206 titles, entered in 31 categories.
Books available for purchase at the following locations:
- Bibelot Shops
- Birchbark Books
- Boneshaker Books
- Daybreak Press Global Bookshop
- Eat My Words Bookstore
- Magers and Quinn Bookseller
- Milkweed Books
- Minnesota History Center
- Moon Palace Books
- The Somali Museum of Minnesota
- Wild Rumpus Books for Young Readers
SAINT PAUL, MN:
- 30 personal essays of immigrant youth from 12 countries
- Full-color portraits
- Links to digital stories on the Green Card Voices Website
- Excerpt from Act4Change: Green Card Voices Study Guide
We’ve published two books featuring high schools from Minnesota: Immigration Stories from St. Paul and Minneapolis High Schools. Although the cities are geographically close, they’re demographically very different, and we knew it was important to create a book for each city’s unique population. St. Paul’s immigrant population is predominantly Asian (especially Hmong and Karen), as opposed to the West African demographics of Minneapolis, which are mostly Oromo, Somali and Ethiopian.
The St. Paul book was created in collaboration with the Minnesota 2015 Teacher of the Year, Dr. Amy Hewett-Olatunde, and her students at an all-immigrant public school in St. Paul. The forward is written by locally renowned Bao Phi, a Vietnamese refugee who won the Caldecott Honor, among many other awards, for the 2017 publication of his book A Different Pond.
Gratitude to Twin Cities Pioneer Press Josh Verges for writing “Book Project Tells Immigration Journeys of St. Paul Students” (Feb. 3, 2017), Doualy Xaykaothao of Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) for the audio story and article: “Book Project Gathers Stories from Young Immigrants” (Feb. 9, 2017), and Madison Bloomquist of Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine for “Stories of St. Paul’s Immigrant Teens” (July 12,2017) article!