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Undocumented : a Dominican boy's odyssey from a homeless shelter to the Ivy League / Dan-el Padilla Peralta.

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at SPARK Libraries.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Highland Community Library 323.631 PAD (Text) 35610000895156 HGHM Non-Fiction Available -
Joseph & Elizabeth Shaw Public Library BIO 92 PAD (Text) 39636100320858 Adult Biography Available -
Martin Library Adults 323.63 PAD Life Times (Text) 33454005272836 2nd Floor Available -
Allentown Public Library 323.631 PADI (Text) 34455006087171 Adult Non-Fiction 2nd FL Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 159420652X
  • ISBN: 9781594206528
  • Physical Description: 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2015.

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Summary, etc.:
"Dan-el Padilla Peralta has lived the American dream. As a boy, he came here legally with his family. Together they left Santo Domingo behind, but life in New York City was harder than they imagined. Their visas lapsed, and Dan-el's father returned home. But Dan-el's courageous mother was determined to make a better life for her bright sons. Without papers, she faced tremendous obstacles. While Dan-el was only in grade school, the family joined the ranks of the city's homeless. Dan-el, his mother, and brother lived in a downtown shelter where Dan-el's only refuge was the meager library. There he met Jeff, a young volunteer from a wealthy family. Jeff was immediately struck by Dan-el's passion for books and learning. With Jeff's help, Dan-el was accepted on scholarship to Collegiate, the oldest private school in the country. There, Dan-el thrived. Throughout his youth, Dan-el navigated these two worlds: the rough streets of East Harlem, where he lived with his brother and his mother and tried to make friends, and the ultra-elite halls of a Manhattan private school, where he could immerse himself in a world of books and where he soon rose to the top of his class. From Collegiate, Dan-el went to Princeton, where he thrived, and where he made the momentous decision to come out as an undocumented student in a Wall Street Journal profile a few months before he gave the salutatorian's traditional address in Latin at his commencement. Undocumented is a classic story of the triumph of the human spirit. It also is the perfect cri de coeur for the debate on comprehensive immigration reform."-- Publisher description.
Target Audience Note:
930L Lexile
Subject: Padilla Peralta, Dan-el.
Dominicans (Dominican Republic) > United States > Biography.
Immigrants > United States > Biography.
Illegal aliens > United States > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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