Reena Dutt empathetically narrates this unique mix of nonfiction about immigration, which includes historical facts and true stories from the author's own family. Dutt conveys the author's emotional distress over historical and modern-day injustices. The listener hears her voice quaver when explaining the symbolism of the Statue of Liberty and the experiences of Jewish refugees, in particular. The book challenges the precept that we are a "nation of immigrants," noting that our national lands were inhabited prior to colonization and that many of these early inhabitants were not settlers, but enslaved people who were trafficked against their will. The contributions of and prejudice against Asian immigrants is covered well, but experiences at the Angel Island immigration site in California receive less attention. L.T. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2022]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2022
DD ISBN 9780593593028 $15.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2022
DD ISBN 9780593593035 $38.00
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