Minnesota Historical Society

Green Card Youth Voices - St. Paul

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Immigration Stories from a St. Paul High School

"Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from a St. Paul High School" is a collection of thirty personal essays written by immigrant students from LEAP High School in St. Paul, Minnesota. Included with each essay is a link to a first-person video narrative. Coming from thirteen different countries, these young people share their life journeys in their own words. Some fled xenophobia, others came to be reunited with family, all left behind loved ones; parents, children, friends. Throughout it all, each of these young people exhibits tremendous resiliency, courage, and unabashed hope as they imagine their futures in this new country.

The digital and written narratives in this book are exceptional resources for anyone looking to learn more about the human side of the immigrant experience. By seeing ourselves reflected in each of these stories, we begin to build the necessary bridges that will bring us towards a deeper understanding of one another. Including: study guide, glossary, and links to video narratives.

"This book helps to close the gap between the perceptions of who we are as Minnesotans and the realities" - Wing Young Huie, Photographer, Third Street Gallery "Beautiful, raw, authentic - this collection is needed for us to be a nation where our differences are seen as our collective strength." -- Carlos Mariani, MN House of Representatives, Executive Director MN Minority Education Partnership

Format: Paperback, 142 pages, 6 x 9 inches

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