Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer

Publisher: Ohio State University Press Release date: 2020-03-27

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In this hybrid memoir, Alberto Ledesma wonders, At what point does a long-time undocumented immigrant become an American in the making? From undocumented little boy to "e;hyper documented"e; university professor, Ledesma recounts how even now, he sometimes finds himself reverting to the child he was, recalling his father's words: "e;Mijo, it doesn't matter how good you think your English is, la migra will still get you."e;Exploring Ledesma's experiences from immigrant to student to academic,Diary of a Reluctant Dreamerpresents a humorous, gritty, and multilayered portrait of undocumented immigrant life in urban America. Ledesma's vignettes about life in the midst of ongoing social trauma give voice to a generation that has long been silent about its struggles. Delving into the key moments of cultural transition throughout his childhood and adulthood-police at the back door waiting to deport his family, the ex-girlfriend who threatens to call INS and report him, and the interactions with law enforcement even after he is no longer undocumented-Ledesma, through his art and his words, provides a glimpse into the psychological and philosophical concerns of undocumented immigrant youth who struggle to pinpoint their identity and community.

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Genre: Graphic novels

Type: EPub

ISBN: 9780814280928

Additional Information

Genre: Graphic novels

Type: EPub

ISBN: 9780814280928

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