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 4 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. ...

The U S Mexico Border A Reference Handbook

The U S  Mexico Border  A Reference Handbook
  • Author : Michael C. LeMay
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2022-01-31
  • Total pages : 372
  • ISBN : 0374717176
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Summary : Comprising seven chapters, The U.S.-Mexico Border: A Reference Handbook surveys the complex topic for students and readers. Chapter 1 discusses the political, social, and economic contexts in which the border came to exist. Chapter 2 discusses problems, controversies, and proposed solutions. Chapter 3 consists of original essays contributed by outside scholars, ...

FBI Surveillance of Mexicans and Chicanos 1920 1980

FBI Surveillance of Mexicans and Chicanos  1920 1980
  • 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....

The Other Word

The Other Word
  • Author : Rosalva Aida Castillo,Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo
  • 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 ...

White Bread

White Bread
  • Author : Aaron Bobrow-Strain
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2013-01-22
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0374717176
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Summary : The story of how white bread became white trash, this social history shows how our relationship with the love-it-or-hate-it food staple reflects our country’s changing values In the early twentieth century, the factory-baked loaf heralded a bright new future, a world away from the hot, dusty, “dirty” bakeries run ...

Mayan Lives Mayan Utopias

Mayan Lives  Mayan Utopias
  • 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 ...

Prison Writing of Latin America

Prison Writing of Latin America
  • Author : Joey Whitfield
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2018-07-26
  • Total pages : 216
  • ISBN : 0374717176
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Summary : What happens inside Latin American prisons? How does the social organisation of prisoners relate to the political structures beyond the walls? Is it possible to resist corrupt penal regimes? In Prison Writing of Latin America, Joey Whitfield turns to those best placed to answer these questions: people who have been ...

Transcontinental Dialogues

Transcontinental Dialogues
  • Author : R. Aída Hernández Castillo,Suzi Hutchings,Brian Noble
  • Publisher : Critical Issues in Indigenous
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Total pages : 280
  • ISBN : 0374717176
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Summary : "This book presents insights from Indigenous and non-Indigenous anthropologists into negotiating the impact of their research on Indigenous lives"--Provided by publisher....

Native Americans and the Christian Right

Native Americans and the Christian Right
  • Author : Andrea Smith
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • 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...

Multiple InJustices

Multiple InJustices
  • Author : R. Aída Hernández Castillo
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-29
  • Total pages : 330
  • ISBN : 0374717176
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Summary : Draws together over two decades of research by the author into activism and legal pluralism as practiced and understood by Indigenous women in Latin American countries, analyzing the struggles of indigenous women in Mexico, Guatemala, and Colombia to secure justice and equal rights. The ethnographic approach taken in the book ...

The Complete Colony Series

The Complete Colony Series
  • Author : Lisa Jackson,Nancy Bush
  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Release Date : 2019-08-27
  • Total pages : 2000
  • ISBN : 0374717176
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Summary : In the Oregon coastal hamlet of Deception Bay stands a mysterious lodge. Some call it the Colony; others whisper that it’s a cult. To the women who live there, it’s a refuge. But a killer knows their secrets—and will make sure they never feel safe again . . . WICKED ...

Feeding Chilapa

Feeding Chilapa
  • Author : Chris Kyle
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-22
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0374717176
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Summary : How industrialization undid a region in Mexico Scholars once treated regions as fundamental units of social organization, influencing the affairs of communities and households. Chris Kyle renews that perspective by charting the history of a preindustrial region in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero. Examining the city of Chilapa and ...

Dissident Women

Dissident Women
  • Author : Shannon Speed,R. Aída Hernández Castillo,Lynn M. Stephen
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2013-06-06
  • Total pages : 318
  • ISBN : 0374717176
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Summary : Yielding pivotal new perspectives on the indigenous women of Mexico, Dissident Women: Gender and Cultural Politics in Chiapas 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 (EZLN) in 1994. Drawing from ...

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, ...

Demanding Justice and Security

Demanding Justice and Security
  • Author : Rachel Sieder
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-06-16
  • Total pages : 310
  • ISBN : 0374717176
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Summary : Across Latin America, indigenous women are organizing to challenge racial, gender, and class discrimination through the courts. Collectively, by engaging with various forms of law, they are forging new definitions of what justice and security mean within their own contexts and struggles. They have challenged racism and the exclusion of ...