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A GREAT RESOURCE FOR ENGLISH AND SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSES, ADULT LEARNERS, ‘ENGLISH LEARNER’ CLASSROOMS, AND BOOK CLUBS!

Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from a St. Paul High School is a collection of thirty personal essays written by immigrant students from LEAP High School in St. Paul, MN. Included with each essay is a link to a first-person narrative. Coming from thirteen different countries, these young people share their life journeys in their own words. Some fled xenophobia, others came to be reunited with family, and all left behind loved ones: parents, children, friends. Throughout it all, each of these young people exhibits tremendous resiliency, courage, and unabashed hope as they imagine their futures in this new country.

Book includes:

  • 30 personal essays of immigrant youth from 12 countries
  • Foreword by Bao Phi, a Vietnamese refugee who won the Caldecott Honor, among many other awards, for the 2017 publication of his book, A Different Pond
  • Full-color portraits
  • Links to digital stories on the Green Card Voices Website
  • Excerpt from Act4Change: Green Card Voices Study Guide
  • Glossary

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.

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!