Green Card Youth Voices: Upstate New York High Schools is a collection of personal essays written by 30 students attending Rochester City School District Bilingual Language and Literacy Academy, Brighton High School, Twelve Corner Middle School, Lafayette International High School, and Lafayette Newcomer Academy. Unique to the book are links to first-person video, a study guide, and a glossary.
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Written by 30 High School students from Rochester and Buffalo, New York. Forward written by Eman Muthana, a graduate of the Rochester City School District (RCSD) World of Inquiry School #58. Eman is an immigrants rights activist who brought World Hijab Day to RCSD in 2015 (see article).
Cynthia L McPhail
– January 5, 2021
Kudos to these new speakers of English for sharing their stories in their authentic voices. They bring us the gifts of their fluency in their home languages, their tenacity, dedication, and high hopes for the future. Their resilience can only make our community stronger.
Dr. Cindy McPhail
– January 6, 2021
“Green Card Youth Voices: Upstate New York provides our refugee and immigrants students with a platform to AMPLIFY their voices. The stories of strength and resilience depicted in this book connect refugees and immigrants to their communities through multimedia storytelling highlighting the common thread that unites them all.”
Gliset Colón, Assistant Professor, Coordinator, Teaching Bilingual Exceptional Individuals GCP, SUNY Buffalo State College
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