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The Resource Undocumented : a Dominican boy's odyssey from a homeless shelter to the Ivy League, Dan-El Padilla Peralta

Undocumented : a Dominican boy's odyssey from a homeless shelter to the Ivy League, Dan-El Padilla Peralta

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Undocumented : a Dominican boy's odyssey from a homeless shelter to the Ivy League
Title
Undocumented
Title remainder
a Dominican boy's odyssey from a homeless shelter to the Ivy League
Statement of responsibility
Dan-El Padilla Peralta
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dan-el Padilla Peralta has lived the American dream. As a boy, he arrived in the United States legally with his family. Together they had traveled from Santo Domingo to seek medical care for his mother. Soon the familys visas lapsed, and Dan-els father eventually returned home. But Dan-els courageous mother decided to stay and make a better life for her bright sons in New York City. Without papers, she faced tremendous obstacles. While Dan-el was only in grade school, the family joined the ranks of the citys homeless. Dan-el, his mother, and brother lived in a downtown shelter where Dan-els only refuge was the meager library. At another shelter he met Jeff, a young volunteer from a wealthy family. Jeff was immediately struck by Dan-els passion for books and learning. With Jeffs help, Dan-el was accepted on scholarship to Collegiate, the oldest private school in the country. There, Dan-el thrived. Throughout his youth, Dan-el navigated two worlds: the rough streets of East Harlem, where he lived with his brother and his mother and tried to make friends, and the ultra-elite halls of a Manhattan private school, where he immersed himself in a world of books and rose to the top of his class. From Collegiate, Dan-el went on to Princeton, where he made the momentous decision to come out as an undocumented student in aWall Street Journal profile a few months before he gave the salutatorians traditional address in Latin at his commencement. Undocumented is essential reading for the debate on immigration, but it is also an unforgettable tale of a passionate young scholar coming of age in two very different worlds
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Padilla Peralta, Dan-el
Illustrations
illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Padilla Peralta, Dan-el
  • Dominicans (Dominican Republic)
  • Immigrants
  • Illegal aliens
  • Emigration and immigration
Label
Undocumented : a Dominican boy's odyssey from a homeless shelter to the Ivy League, Dan-El Padilla Peralta
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Publication
Copyright
Control code
922456556
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780143109334
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Undocumented : a Dominican boy's odyssey from a homeless shelter to the Ivy League, Dan-El Padilla Peralta
Publication
Copyright
Control code
922456556
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780143109334
Other physical details
illustrations

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