Just Like Us

The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America
CD - unabridged
Audio (1 disc)
Product Number: DD1665
Released: Jan 11, 2011
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ISBN: #9781611200140
Narrator/s: Paula Christensen
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Just Like Us tells the story of four high school students whose parents entered this country illegally from Mexico. We meet the girls on the eve of their senior prom in Denver, Colorado. All four of the girls have grown up in the United States, and all four want to live the American dream, but only two have documents. As the girls attempt to make it into college, they discover that only the legal pair sees a clear path forward. Their friendships start to divide along lines of immigration status.


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Just Like Us
Product Number: BX00045565
Product Number:DD1665
Product Number:Z100100845

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Author(s): Helen Thorpe
Narrator(s): Paula Christensen
Product Number Z100100845
Released: Aug 10, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781611200874
Author(s): Helen Thorpe
Product Number EB00579325
Released: Sep 29, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: #9781439166253

Professional reviews

"Journalist Helen Thorpe follows four girls of Mexican descent, two who have legal status in the United States and two who do not. After completing high school in Denver, Colorado, the girls struggle to figure out what directions their lives will take at the same time that the issue of illegal immigration is becoming a contentious national conversation. Narrator Paula Christensen provides a believable set of accents and rhythms for the Mexicans and Mexican-Americans featured, as well as for the outspoken politicians who join in the political debate. Christensen's delivery enhances the characters' personalities and Thorpe's depiction of the heated political climate of that period. S.G. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"