9781250251237-1250251230-The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story

The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story

ISBN-13: 9781250251237
ISBN-10: 1250251230
Edition: Reprint
Author: Bobrow-Strain, Aaron
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Picador
Format: Paperback 432 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781250251237
ISBN-10: 1250251230
Edition: Reprint
Author: Bobrow-Strain, Aaron
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Picador
Format: Paperback 432 pages

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Acknowledged authors Bobrow-Strain, Aaron wrote The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story comprising 432 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1250251230 and 9781250251237. Since then The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.46 or rent at the marketplace.

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Winner of the 2020 Pacific Northwest Book Award | Named a 2019 Southwest Book of the Year
Shortlisted for the 2019 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize

What happens when an undocumented teen mother takes on the U.S. immigration system?

When Aida Hernandez was born in 1987 in Agua Prieta, Mexico, the nearby U.S. border was little more than a worn-down fence. Eight years later, Aida’s mother took her and her siblings to live in Douglas, Arizona. By then, the border had become one of the most heavily policed sites in America.

Undocumented, Aida fought to make her way. She learned English, watched Friends, and, after having a baby at sixteen, dreamed of teaching dance and moving with her son to New York City. But life had other plans. Following a misstep that led to her deportation, Aida found herself in a Mexican city marked by violence, in a country that was not hers. To get back to the United States and reunite with her son, she embarked on a harrowing journey. The daughter of a rebel hero from the mountains of Chihuahua, Aida has a genius for survival―but returning to the United States was just the beginning of her quest.

Taking us into detention centers, immigration courts, and the inner lives of Aida and other daring characters, The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez reveals the human consequences of militarizing what was once a more forgiving border. With emotional force and narrative suspense, Aaron Bobrow-Strain brings us into the heart of a violently unequal America. He also shows us that the heroes of our current immigration wars are less likely to be perfect paragons of virtue than complex, flawed human beings who deserve justice and empathy all the same.

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