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WALK IN MY SHOES: EXPLORING CULTURES IN AMERICA: Hispanic-American Literature

This website contains resources to support the study of multicultural literature for teens. It is a companion to a new Unified Arts course taught by Madge Klais at Akira Toki Middle School.

OUR ALL-READ BOOK AND AUTHOR

"Miguel's life is just beginning. Or so he thinks. Fifteen-year-old Miguel leaves his "rancho" deep in Mexico to migrate to California across "la linea," the border, in a debut novel of life-changing, cliff-hanging moments. But Miguel's carefully laid plans change suddenly when his younger sister Elena stows away and follows him. Together, Miguel and Elena endure hardships and danger on their journey of desperation and desire, loyalty and betrayal. An epilogue, set ten years after the events of the story, shows that you can't always count on dreams, even the ones that come true." (scholastic.com)

HOT TOPIC: IMMIGRATION

The links below take you to websites with a wide variety of information about immigration to the United States.  To see more websites that have been selected especially for students, search for the topic "Immigration" in the Toki LMC catalog (there is a link to the catalog on the home page of this website).  Your search will bring you to a list of books on this topic.  In the upper right-hand corner of the screen there is a tab labeled "Web Sites."  If you click on this tab you will have access to over 1,000 websites that might be helpful in your research.

POLITICAL CARTOONS

The links below will take you to websites that feature political cartoons about immigration.  Another option is to search the Internet using the search phrase, "political cartoons about immigration."

FEATURED AUTHOR

Francisco Jimenez


Francisco Jimenez began life as the son of migrant farm workers from Mexico.  Read about his remarkable journey from farm worker to author and scholar

 

 

 

YOUR IMMIGRATION SCRAPBOOK: Citing Sources