Refugees in America
Stories of Courage, Resilience, and Hope in Their Own Words
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Each chapter of Refugees in America focuses on an individual from a different country, from a 93-year-old Polish grandmother who came to the United States after surviving the horrors of Auschwitz to a young undocumented immigrant from El Salvador who became an American college graduate, despite being born impoverished and blind. Some have found it easy to reinvent themselves in the United States, while others have struggled to adjust to America, with its new culture, language, prejudices, and norms.
Each of them speaks candidly about their experiences to author Lee T. Bycel, who provides illuminating background information on the refugee crises in their native countries. Their stories help reveal the real people at the center of political debates about US immigration.
Giving a voice to refugees from such far-flung locations as South Sudan, Guatemala, Syria, and Vietnam, this book weaves together a rich tapestry of human resilience, suffering, and determination.
Profits from the sale of this book will be donated to two organizations that are doing excellent refugee resettlement work and offer many opportunities to support refugees: HIAS (founded as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) hias.org International Rescue Committee (IRC) rescue.org
Praise For Refugees in America: Stories of Courage, Resilience, and Hope in Their Own Words…
— Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright
— Nancy A. Aossey
— Leon Botstein
— Rabbi David Saperstein, former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom
— Stephen A. Privett, SJ
— Literary Hub
— Aspen Public Radio
— Aspen Daily News
— Marin Magazine
— KVEC "Hometown Radio"
— Jewish News of Northern California
— Religion News
— Half Moon Bay Review
— Napa Valley Register
— Jewish Week
— Book Authority
Rutgers University Press, 9781978806214, 216pp.
Publication Date: September 13, 2019
About the Author
DONA KOPOL BONICK is an esteemed portraitist and artist whose photographic career spans three decades. The photography director for the inaugural BottleRock music festival, her works have appeared in many books, art museums, and private collections.
ISHMAEL BEAH whose work has been published in over 30 countries, is the New York Times Bestselling author of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, Radiance of Tomorrow: A Novel, and Little Family: A Novel.