Tell Me How It Ends

Tell Me How It Ends

An Essay in Forty Questions

eBook - 2017
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A damning confrontation between the American dream and the reality of undocumented children seeking a new life in the US.
Publisher: [United States] : Coffee House Press : Made available through hoopla, 2017
ISBN: 9781566894968
1566894964
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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SFPL_RicardoA May 10, 2018

Not enough words to explain how I feel about this stunning testament about the aftermath of the unaccompanied minors border crisis that took place in 2014. It left me helpless and outraged. If we can read it, understand it, reflect on it, and ultimately realize the need for urgent change in U.S. immigration policies, then there is hope we can be a better country.

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uncommonreader
Mar 16, 2018

While herself waiting for a Green Card, Luiselli volunteers as an interpreter for children who have arrived in the US alone from Central America. There were 102,000 such children in the April 2014 to August 2015 period. She uses the structure of the 40 questions these children are asked as part of the screening process. This essay addresses the fact that the US had a major role in creating the situation in Central America that led to this exodus. Hopefully, Luiselli's activism will have an impact.

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Mooseum
Feb 11, 2018

This is an important book about what is happening in America right now. Luiselli is showing herself to be a magnanimous writer. Her writing is clear and concise. She is doing what she can to point up how Americans and non-Americans live in this country. It is often not a very nice story, but it is necessary to understand what our responsibilities as Americans are.

"And once you're here, you're ready to give everything, or almost everything, to stay and play a part in the great theater of belonging. In the United States, to stay is an end in itself and not a means: to stay is the founding myth of this society."

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mclarjh
Jul 22, 2017

A mediocre essay by a great novelist.

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