Just Like Us
From a Quaker author, a powerful and moving account of four young women from Mexico who have lived most of their lives in the United States and attend the same high school. Two of them have legal documentation and two do not. Helen Thorpe takes us deep into the American subculture of Mexican immigrants.We meet four girls on the eve of their senior prom, in Denver, Colorado. This brilliant narrative journalism is a vivid coming-of-age story about girlhood, friendship, and, most of all, identity, what it means to fake an identity, steal an identity, or inherit an identity from one's parents and country.