As someone who doesn’t have firsthand experience being an immigrant or having immigrant parents, I’m often looking for books that can help me better understand this sector of the population. America Ferrera did a fantastic job putting together a collection of stories from many well-known actors, writers, athletes, etc. who are first-generation Americans. The stories range from humorous to sobering, but all of them are extremely heartfelt and inspiring. In a day and age when the American public is being encouraged to foster the divide between immigrants and natural born citizens, this book is timely and much-needed. I hope many of these writers who contributed will think about expanding their stories for full-length books. Each one offers insights into other cultures that are important for all Americans to read.
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