Unaccompanied: Stories of Brave Teenagers Seeking Asylum
Life at home is so unbearable that these kids will risk their lives and face colossal challenges to escape to the United States and find safety.
This book tells the true stories of five brave teens fleeing their home countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Guinea, on their own, traveling through unknown and unfriendly places, and ultimately crossing into the US to find refuge and seek asylum. Based on extensive interviews with teen refugees, lawyers, caseworkers, and activists, Tracy White shines a light on five individual kids from among the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors who enter the US each year. In stark black and white illustrations, she helps us understand why some young people would literally risk their lives to seek safety in the US. Each one of them has been backed into a corner where emigration to the US seems like their only hope.
Publisher: Street Noise Books (20 Junio 2023)
Hardcover: 168 pages
Reading age:16 years and up
Grade level: 10 – 12
Item Weight : 11.1 pounds
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There are many organizations that support Unaccompanied refugee minors, and you can support them with your time or by sharing your specific skills. There’s ALWAYS a way to help.
These dedicated non profits are all places I worked with when researching Unaccompanied. They are filled with incredible humans (superheros) helping unaccompanied refugee minors and other asylum seekers daily to stay in the United States. Of course there are many more places across the U.S. than an internet search will help you find in your area.
If you’d like to help children in other countries receive education and community support School the World, which also partnered with me on Unaccompanied, is an organization that does just that.