Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from a FARGO High School
List Price: $20.00
A GREAT RESOURCE FOR ENGLISH AND SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSES, ADULT LEARNERS, ‘ENGLISH LEARNER’ CLASSROOMS, AND BOOK CLUBS!
- 30 PERSONAL ESSAYS OF IMMIGRANT YOUTH FROM 22 COUNTRIES
- FULL-COLOR PORTRAITS
- LINKS TO DIGITAL STORIES ON THE GREEN CARD VOICES WEBSITE
- EXCERPT FROM ACT4CHANGE: GREEN CARD VOICES STUDY GUIDE
In the year that we initially published Green Card Youth Voices: Stories from a Fargo High School, Fargo had seen the largest growth in its immigrant population to date. That same year, a Somali restaurant in Grand Forks was firebombed, and while the immigrant population grew, anti-immigrant sentiments were also on the rise. We found a clear need to build community in Fargo, and responded by producing this book.
Leah Juelke, the EL teacher whose students are in the book, subsequently won the North Dakota Teacher of the Year award. Through this honor, she has spent the past year traveling the United States and advocating for Green Card Voices, bringing this book to the White House and their many high level venues. Green Card Youth Voices: Stories from a Fargo High School has also been praised by North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp, among many other leaders, teachers, and students.
Lutheran Social Services, North Dakota’s primary resettlement agency, bought 200 copies and now organize book readings throughout the state, through the belief that in tandem with resettling and helping refugees, they should also help the “receiving communities” better understand their new neighbors.
Foreword written by
Bethlehem, also known as Betty, wrote her first computer instruction using a structured programming language called BASIC. The year was 1991 and the place was Ethiopia, eastern Africa. She was a second year college student majoring in Statistics, when she learned that she was one of the two women selected to pursue Computer Science as a minor, the country’s first ever program offer. Her lifelong love affair with the world of coding, now the global language of the future, has compelled her to start a non-profit organization, uCodeGirl, to bridge the gender disparity that exist in the technology industry. To offer the same exposure and opportunity to young girls so their imagination can be sparked as well. So that they realize and exceed their potential aided by leadership skills and entrepreneurial mindset uCodeGirl offers. So that they find innovative ways to solve real-world problems with technology.
Books available for purchase at the following locations:
- Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota (Fargo, ND)
- Barnes & Noble (Fargo, ND)
- The Hjemkomst Center (Moorhead, MN)
- Main Street Books (Minot, ND)
- The Plains Art Museum (Fargo, ND)
- Zandbroz (Fargo, ND)
- Melberg Christian Book and Gift (Moorhead, MN)
- NDSU bookstore (Fargo, ND)
- Wild Rumpus Books for Young Readers (Minnepaolis, MN)
Praise and Reviews!
Gratitude to The Forum of Fargo-Moorehead‘s Helmut Schmidt for writing “Green Card Voices project gives Fargo students chance to tell their immigrant stories” (Oct. 5, 2016), Fargo Public Schools‘ Lisa Farnham for writing “Digital Humanity” (Oct. 8, 2016) and High Plains Reader (HPR)‘s Brittney Goodman for writing “Green Card Voices” (Sept. 28, 2016).