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When I Walk Through That Door, I Am: An Immigrant Mother's Quest
Contributor(s): Baca, Jimmy Santiago (Author)

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ISBN: 0807059358     ISBN-13: 9780807059357
Publisher: Beacon Press
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: February 2019

Annotation: Poet-activist Jimmy Baca immerses the reader in an epic narrative poem, imagining the experience of motherhood in the context of immigration, family separation, and ICE raids on the Southern border.

Jimmy Santiago Baca sends us on a journey with Sophia, an El Salvadorian mother facing a mountain of obstacles, carrying with her the burden of all that has come before: her husband’s murder, a wrenching separation from her young son at the border, then rape and abuse at the hands of ICE, yet persevering: “I keep walking/carrying you in my thoughts,” she repeats, as she wills her boy to know she is on a quest to find him.
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BISAC Categories:
- Poetry | American - Hispanic American
- Language Arts & Disciplines | Writing - General
- Political Science | Public Policy - Immigration
Dewey: 811.54
LCCN: 2018043630
Physical Information: 0.4" H x 4.9" W x 6.9" (0.20 lbs) 88 pages
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Contributor Bio(s): Jimmy Santiago Baca is an American poet, teacher, and activist of Apache and Chicano descent, and holds a number of awards for his easily accessible writing style and activism. He is the author of A Place to Stand, which was developed into a documentary film about his life, airing on PBS.
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