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Grade Level
High School
Picture Story Book
US History

3 November 2009

Denied, Detained, Deported: Stories from the Dark Side of American Immigration

Written by Ann Bausum

History books often show us the timeline of when groups of immigrants arrived in the United States. These groups of immigrants came from all over the world for a variety of reasons. The overall picture is that of a nation with open arms welcoming anyone who wanted to immigrate to the United States. For some immigrants this picture is an accurate one. For many others, the picture is like a palm tree in a desert, a mirage.

Denied, Detained, Deported is a great book to start conversations or debates on immigration. There are a few biographies to highlight different immigration scenarios. These personal biographies are the real gems of the book. However, statistics and history of the biographies give a broader picture of the situation.