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Julia Moves to the United States

Teaching Tolerance illustration of young gilr with colorful hair moving to the cold big city
Sean McCollum gives an account of writer Julia Alvarez's move to the United States from the Dominican Republic as a young girl. Although Alvarez struggled to fit in in this unfamiliar place, she finally found a comfortable niche in her writing.
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Sean McCollum
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History
Geography
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Literature

Esperanza Rising

After her father's death, Esperanza and her mother are left with few options and forced to flee to America. The immigration officers are only the first obstacle they must face. Beyond them, the Great Depression and an uncertain future awaits.
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Pam Muñoz Ryan
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Geography
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Literature

La Linea

In their trek from Mexico to the U.S. border, this young group is reminded that dangers lurk beneath them and hang over their heads every day and every night.
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Ann Jaramillo
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Social Justice Domain
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A Priceless Lesson in Humility

Felipe Morales' telling account of an encounter with a blind woman on the streets of Washington, D.C. was recorded for This I Believe. The NPR project features brief personal essays in which people from diverse backgrounds discuss how their values affect their daily lives.
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Felipe Morales
Social Justice Domain