Walls and Welcome Mats
Immigration and the American Dream
by Lars Krogstad Ortiz
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Pub Date 07 Feb 2023 | Archive Date 28 Feb 2023
Lerner Publishing Group, Twenty-First Century Books ™
Migration is a natural, human act—seeking food, shelter, and comfortable environments is essential for survival. With the existence of national borders, migration becomes immigration—an intensely political issue.
Immigration and the history of America are inextricably linked. Author Lars Ortiz explores the history of immigration in the United States from before the country was born to government policies such as the Chinese Exclusion Act to the building of a wall along the US-Mexico border. He also examines the the backlash against immigration that so many immigrants have faced, and the optimism that leads people to seek a better future in a new land.
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Average rating from 2 members
A great book on immigration for teens. It covers what immigration is, historic immigration in the US, as well as modern topics. I think my favorite part was the dispelling of myths about immigration. Really well done and I think it would be eye-opening for teens.