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Kids Put Immigration Experiences Into Words

Posted: January 21, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Nambo Konou, left, signs a copy of the book “First Crossing: Kids with ‘Real’ Stories About Immigrating to the United States,” as Jose Mancias and Matilda Carmel look on Monday during a book signing at Sonora Middle School in Springdale.
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Nambo Konou, left, signs a copy of the book “First Crossing: Kids with ‘Real’ Stories About Immigrating to the United States,” as Jose Mancias and Matilda Carmel look on Monday during a book signing at Sonora Middle School in Springdale.

Joti Tirsa hasn’t seen his mother since he left his native Marshall Islands a few years ago and moved to Northwest Arkansas.

At A Glance

One Book, 10 Authors

The essays and their authors found in the book “First Crossing: Kids with ‘Real’ Stories About Immigrating to the United States.”

-“My Family’s Big Change” by Johnny Miranda

-“My Family and I” by Marje Langbata

-“A Good Life in the United States” by Jennifer Mondragon

-“The Day My Parents Immigrated to the United States of America” by Ana Vargas

-“My Life Changed” by Jibtok Nathan

-"Long Trip But Worth It!” by Helena Rithen

-“The Amazing Trip to the United States” by Maynor Sandoval

-“Leaving My Mom Behind” by Joti Tirsa

-“Whole New Life” by Matilda Carmel

-“Mexico to California” by Nayeli Alcala

Source: Staff Report

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