Green Card Youth Voices – Atlanta - Green Card Voices

Written by 30 High School students from Cross Keys and Clarkston High schools and Dekalb International Student Center.

Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from an Atlanta High School is a collection of twenty-one personal essays written by refugee and immigrant students, and on current teacher, from Cross Key High School, Clarkston High School, and DeKalb International Student Center in Atlanta, GA. The young people in this book—including six DACA recipients—come from thirteen different countries and, in their own words, reveal the complexity and humanity of the immigration experience that is too often obscured in current conversations. Within these pages, these brave youth share reflections on their past, describe challenges from their immigration journeys, and illustrate the many ways that they contribute to their new home.

Book includes:

  • 21 personal essays of immigrant youth from 15 countries
  • Full-color portraits
  • Links to digital stories on the Green Card Voices Website
  • Excerpt from Act4Change: Green Card Voices Study Guide
  • Glossary
  • 170+ pages

The book has received many high level endorsements on a national level, ranging from the Executive Directors of Welcoming America and the Latin American Association, to the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office, to university professors and presidents from across the country.

This publication was made possible through partnerships with Kennesaw State University (KSU), Latin American Association and members of the Welcoming America.

Book Launch

On May 13, 2018, Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from an Atlanta High School was officially released during our launch celebration at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. Each author read an excerpt from their personal essay, and the Atlanta Traveling Exhibit was unveiled for the first time.

Press about the GCYV: Atlanta
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Immigration stories from Atlanta slated for new book by Marlon A. Walker

  • Reporter newspapers

Cross Keys students join immigrant experience book project by Evelyn Andrews

  • DeKalb FreePress, Page 15

Sharing Untold Stories: Students Share Personal Narratives for Upcoming Book by R. Scott Belzer