Undocumented: A Worker's Fight

Bias, Discrimination & Hate
People, Identity & Culture
Social Justice
Undocumented: A Worker's Fight
Author(s):
Duncan Tonatiuh
Age Group:
12 and up
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
ISBN:
978-1419728549
Year:
Bias, Discrimination & Hate
People, Identity & Culture
Social Justice

Juan grew up in Mexico working in the fields to help provide for his family. Struggling for money, he crosses over into the U.S. and becomes an undocumented worker, living in a poor neighborhood, working hard to survive. Though he is able to get a job as a busboy at a restaurant, he is severely under-compensated; he receives less than half of the minimum wage. Risking his boss reporting him to the authorities for not having proper resident papers, Juan risks everything and stands up for himself and the rest of the community. This book tells the story of immigrant workers who have come to the U.S. without “papers.” Every day, these men and women join the work force and contribute positively to society.

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