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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (83 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ann Bausum Narrator: Richard Poe Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN:
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With painstaking research and her unique narrative style, award-winning author Ann Bausum makes the history of immigration in America come alive for young people.

The story of America has always been shaped by people from all corners of the Earth who came in search of a better life and a brighter future. Immigration remains one of the critical topics in 21st century America, and how our children learn the lessons of the past will shape all our futures. The patriotic stories of hope that shape most immigration books are supplemented here by the lesser-known stories of those denied, detained, and deported.

Ann Bausum's compelling book presents a revealing series of snapshots from the dark side of immigration history including:

  • Immigrants Denied: The St. Louis, a ship filled with Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany sought refuge in American ports and was turned away, condemning many of its passengers to ultimately perish in the Holocaust.
  • Immigrants Detained: Japanese-Americans were rounded up during World War II and placed in detention centers - regardless of their patriotism - for security reasons.
  • Immigrants Deported: Emma Goldman was branded a dangerous extremist and sent back to Russia in 1919, after living 30 years in the United States.

Ann Bausum creates a bridge from the lessons of the past to the present with fascinating analysis of how our past has influenced modern events and current views on immigration.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki | 12/28/2013

    " A nonfiction look at immigrants of the past and today and wondering if we have learned anything from it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 12/7/2013

    " This book gives good overview of some of the United States failed immigration policies of the past, and shows why these failures are relevant for today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridget | 8/3/2013

    " This book was a great combination of historical narrative accounts and historical fact. It was a fast, easy read that was also very imformative. I will say the author provides some questions and/or imbedded/implicit opinions on the future of immigration but not to an outrageous extent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chrissy | 6/22/2013

    " Several good accounts of the deplorable actions taken by our country against innocent people in defense of our so called security. Oddly prescient. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 5/2/2013

    " This book is a great intro for older children on the very complex issue of immigration in America. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 4/1/2013

    " The U.S. as an asylum for the oppressed? Not quite. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon | 2/11/2013

    " Interesting to read in light of todays immigration laws and problems. True stories of people detained and deported for questionable reasons, and some not so questionable. Good resource for immigration unit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi Jones | 2/1/2013

    " I reviewed this book for Library Media Connection. "

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About the Author

Ann Bausum is the daughter of a history professor and grew up in Lexington, Virginia, with a love of American history and a passion for research. She writes books about US history for young people and adults, and many of her books deal with issues of social justice. Her books consistently earn prominent national recognition. Denied, Detained, Deported (2009) was named the 2010 Carter G. Woodson Book Award winner at the secondary school level from the National Council for the Social Studies. Muckrakers (2007) earned the Golden Kite Award as best nonfiction book of the year from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Freedom Riders (2006) gained a Sibert Honor designation from the American Library Association, and With Courage and Cloth (2004) received the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award as the year’s best book on social justice issues for older readers. She lives in Beloit, Wisconsin.

About the Narrator

Richard Poe has worked extensively in movies, television, and on Broadway. He is best known for his portrayal of Gul Evek in three different Star Trek series: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager. He is a well-known and prolific audiobook narration who has won twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards.