The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez

Written By Aaron Bobrow-Strain
The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez
  • Publsiher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 16 April 2019
  • ISBN : 0374717176
  • Pages : 432 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 3 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez written by Aaron Bobrow-Strain which was release on 16 April 2019, this book published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Winner of the 2020 Pacific Northwest Book Award | Named a 2019 Southwest Book of the Year Shortlisted for the 2019 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize What happens when an undocumented teen mother takes on the U.S. immigration system? When Aida Hernandez was born in 1987 in Agua Prieta, Mexico, the nearby U.S. border was little more than a worn-down fence. Eight years later, Aida’s mother took her and her siblings to live in Douglas, Arizona. By then, the border had become one of the most heavily policed sites in America. Undocumented, Aida fought to make her way. She learned English, watched Friends, and, after having a baby at sixteen, dreamed of teaching dance and moving with her son to New York City. But life had other plans. Following a misstep that led to her deportation, Aida found herself in a Mexican city marked by violence, in a country that was not hers. To get back to the United States and reunite with her son, she embarked on a harrowing journey. The daughter of a rebel hero from the mountains of Chihuahua, Aida has a genius for survival—but returning to the United States was just the beginning of her quest. Taking us into detention centers, immigration courts, and the inner lives of Aida and other daring characters, The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez reveals the human consequences of militarizing what was once a more forgiving border. With emotional force and narrative suspense, Aaron Bobrow-Strain brings us into the heart of a violently unequal America. He also shows us that the heroes of our current immigration wars are less likely to be perfect paragons of virtue than complex, flawed human beings who deserve justice and empathy all the same.

The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez

The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez
  • Author : Aaron Bobrow-Strain
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2019-04-16
  • Total pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0374717176
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Summary : Winner of the 2020 Pacific Northwest Book Award | Named a 2019 Southwest Book of the Year Shortlisted for the 2019 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize What happens when an undocumented teen mother takes on the U.S. immigration system? When Aida Hernandez was born in 1987 in Agua Prieta, Mexico, the nearby U.S. ...

FBI Surveillance of Mexicans and Chicanos 1920 1980

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  • Author : José Angel Gutierrez
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2020-09-10
  • Total pages : 380
  • ISBN : 0374717176
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Summary : A multi-chapter book, first of its kind, that identifies, describes, and analyzes FBI documents revealing the hidden history of surveillance of Mexicans and Chicanos in the United States of America....

White Bread

White Bread
  • Author : Aaron Bobrow-Strain
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-06
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0374717176
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Summary : What can the history of America's one-hundred-year love-hate relationship with sliced white bread tell us about contemporary efforts to change the way we eat? Fluffy industrial loaves are about as far from slow, local, and organic as you can get, but the story of social reformers, food experts, and diet ...

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  • Publisher : IWGIA
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Total pages : 151
  • ISBN : 0374717176
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Summary : On December 22nd 1997, 32 women and 13 men in the los Naranjos encampment for displaced people in the community of Acteal, Chiapas, Mexico, were assassinated by heavily armed men. The voices and feelings of women that were lost among the numbers, cronologies, and political analyses of this mass of information are rescued ...

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  • Author : Jan Rus,Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo,Shannan L. Mattiace
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 306
  • ISBN : 0374717176
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Summary : The Maya Indian peoples of Chiapas had been mobilizing politically for years before the Zapatista rebellion that brought them to international attention. This authoritative volume explores the different ways that Indians across Chiapas have carved out autonomous cultural and political spaces in their diverse communities and regions. Offering a consistent ...

Histories and Stories from Chiapas

Histories and Stories from Chiapas
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  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2001-07-15
  • Total pages : 317
  • ISBN : 0374717176
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Summary : As a multi-layered history of power and identity in Chiapas, this study is without parallel. It offers a richly textured and well-documented history of how the Mam of Chiapas have constructed their own conceptions of identity and citizenship....

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  • Author : Victoria Sanford,Asale Angel-Ajani
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 254
  • ISBN : 0374717176
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Summary : Anthropology has long been associated with an ethos of "engagement." The field's core methods and practices involve long-term interpersonal contact between researchers and their study participants, giving major research topics in the field a distinctively human face. Can research findings be authentic and objective? Are anthropologists able to use their ...

Buried Secrets

Buried Secrets
  • Author : V. Sanford
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2003-05-02
  • Total pages : 313
  • ISBN : 0374717176
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Summary : Between the late 1970s and the mid 1980s, Guatemala was torn by a civil war which came to be known as La Violencia. During this time of mass terror and extreme violence, more than 600 massacres occurred in villages destroyed by the army, one and a half million people were displaced, ...

The Social Life of Scriptures

The Social Life of Scriptures
  • Author : American Anthropological Association. Meeting
  • Publisher : Signifying on Scriptures
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Total pages : 237
  • ISBN : 0374717176
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Summary : What do Christians do with the Bible? How do theyùindividually and collectivelyùinteract with the sacred texts? Why does this engagement shift so drastically among and between social, historical, religious, and institutional contexts? Such questions are addressed in a most enlightening, engaging, and original way in The Social Life ...

Histories and Stories from Chiapas

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  • Author : Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2001-07-15
  • Total pages : 295
  • ISBN : 0374717176
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Summary : As a multi-layered history of power and identity in Chiapas, this study is without parallel. It offers a richly textured and well-documented history of how the Mam of Chiapas have constructed their own conceptions of identity and citizenship....

Dissident Women

Dissident Women
  • Author : Shannon Speed,R. Aída Hernández Castillo,Lynn M. Stephen
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2006-12-01
  • Total pages : 280
  • ISBN : 0374717176
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Summary : Yielding pivotal new perspectives on the indigenous women of Mexico, this book presents a diverse collection of voices exploring the human rights and gender issues that gained international attention after the first public appearance of the Zapatista National Liberation Army in 1994....

Bodies at War

Bodies at War
  • Author : Belinda Linn Rincón
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-31
  • Total pages : 309
  • ISBN : 0374717176
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Summary : The book examines the rise of neoliberal militarism from the early 1970s to the present and its destructive impact on democratic practices, economic policies, notions of citizenship, race relations, and gender norms by focusing on how these changes affect the Chicana community and cultural production--Provided by publisher....

Bible Gender and Nationalism in American Indian and Christian Right Activism

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  • Author : Andrea Smith
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 982
  • ISBN : 0374717176
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Summary : Download or read online Bible Gender and Nationalism in American Indian and Christian Right Activism written by Andrea Smith, published by which was released on 2002. Get Bible Gender and Nationalism in American Indian and Christian Right Activism Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Native Americans and the Christian Right

Native Americans and the Christian Right
  • Author : Andrea Smith
  • Publisher : Duke University Press Books
  • Release Date : 2008-04
  • Total pages : 356
  • ISBN : 0374717176
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Summary : DIVArgues that previous accounts of religious and political activism in the Native American community fail to account for the variety of positions held by this community./div...

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Catalog of Copyright Entries
  • Author : Library of Congress. Copyright Office
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1972
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0374717176
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Summary : Download or read online Catalog of Copyright Entries written by Library of Congress. Copyright Office, published by which was released on 1972. Get Catalog of Copyright Entries Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....