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Date:
January 30, 2020
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:
Community Room
Needham Free Public Library
Address:
1139 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02494
Contact:
(781) 455-7559
ADA:
Yes
We Are Here to Stay
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Diversity and Discussion Book Club - We Are Here to Stay: Voices of Undocumented Young Adults by Susan Kuklin

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Meet nine courageous young adults who have lived in the United States with a secret for much of their lives: they are not U.S. citizens. They came from Colombia, Mexico, Ghana, Independent Samoa, and Korea. They came seeking education, fleeing violence, and escaping poverty. All have heartbreaking and hopeful stories about leaving their homelands and starting a new life in America. And all are weary of living in the shadows. We Are Here to Stay is a very different book than it was intended to be when originally slated for a 2017 release, illustrated with Susan Kuklin’s gorgeous full-color portraits. Since the last presidential election and the repeal of DACA, it is no longer safe for these young adults to be identified in photographs or by name. Their photographs have been replaced with empty frames, and their names are represented by first initials.