In her book “Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares“, Aarti Namdev Shahani shares her family’s story, from the upheaval of the Partition, their emigration to the United States in 1981, and the struggle to live in the midst of family deportation, September 11, and immigrant isolation. It also chronicles Aarti’s own unlikely journey from undocumented kid in Queens to a national, renowned voice.
Karla Cornejo Villavicencio was on DACA when she decided to write about being undocumented for the first time using her own name. A National Book Award Finalist, “The Undocumented Americans” reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans in a deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation.
This conversation is part of Equity Author Series, which highlights authors who write about equity in housing, immigration, education, and LGBTQIA+ issues. Learn more at smcl.org/events/equity
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