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The Resource Diary of a reluctant dreamer : undocumented vignettes from a pre-American life, Alberto Ledesma

Diary of a reluctant dreamer : undocumented vignettes from a pre-American life, Alberto Ledesma

Label
Diary of a reluctant dreamer : undocumented vignettes from a pre-American life
Title
Diary of a reluctant dreamer
Title remainder
undocumented vignettes from a pre-American life
Statement of responsibility
Alberto Ledesma
Creator
Artist
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this hybrid memoir, Alberto Ledesma wonders, at what point does a long-time undocumented immigrant become an American in the making? From undocumented little boy to "hyper documented" university professor, Ledesma recounts how even now, he sometimes finds himself reverting to the child he was, recalling his father's words: "Mijo, it doesn't matter how good you think your English is, la migra will still get you." Exploring Ledesma's experiences from immigrant to student to academic, Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer presents a humorous, gritty, and multilayered portrait of undocumented immigrant life in urban America. Ledesma's vignettes about life in the midst of ongoing social trauma give voice to a generation that has long been silent about its struggles. Delving into the key moments of cultural transition throughout his childhood and adulthood--police at the back door waiting to deport his family, the ex-girlfriend who threatens to call INS and report him, and the interactions with law enforcement even after he is no longer undocumented--Ledesma, through his art and his words, provides a glimpse into the psychological and philosophical concerns of undocumented immigrant youth who struggle to pinpoint their identity and community."--Back cover
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
OU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ledesma, Alberto
Dewey number
  • 741.5/973
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6727.L379
LC item number
Z46 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
Series statement
Latinographix: The Ohio State Latinx comics series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ledesma, Alberto
  • Illegal aliens
  • Mexican Americans
  • United States
Label
Diary of a reluctant dreamer : undocumented vignettes from a pre-American life, Alberto Ledesma
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Deconstructing the dreamer
  • Enter Trump
  • Doodling as activism
  • Lunchtime sketches
  • The first years
  • Embracing my undocumented immigrant identity
  • Assisting the reluctant dreamer
  • On being an (ex)undocumented immigrant father
  • The undocumented alphabet
  • On the need for self-amnesty
Control code
ocn975985027
Dimensions
21 x 26 cm.
Extent
117 pages
Isbn
9780814254400
Lccn
2017010341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975985027
Label
Diary of a reluctant dreamer : undocumented vignettes from a pre-American life, Alberto Ledesma
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Deconstructing the dreamer
  • Enter Trump
  • Doodling as activism
  • Lunchtime sketches
  • The first years
  • Embracing my undocumented immigrant identity
  • Assisting the reluctant dreamer
  • On being an (ex)undocumented immigrant father
  • The undocumented alphabet
  • On the need for self-amnesty
Control code
ocn975985027
Dimensions
21 x 26 cm.
Extent
117 pages
Isbn
9780814254400
Lccn
2017010341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975985027

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