Immigration Stories–A Fight for Justice and Freedom
Discover both triumphant and painful real life tales of immigrants who blazed trails and broke barriers in the fight for fundamental human rights.
Positive and heroic stories. Far too often, immigrants are demonized and scapegoated, when they should be celebrated as heroes and revolutionaries.
Unsung heroes. Learn about the trials and triumphs of ordinary people fighting for citizenship as immigrants in a new land. Each uses different strategies and tactics; what works for one does not work for another. They all have one thing in common, however—a desire for racial and social justice.
Unsung America may change the way you view immigrants and refugees. Prerna Lal, who penned Unsung America, is a naturalized United States citizen, born and raised in the Fiji Islands with roots in the San Francisco Bay Area. A clinical law professor, Lal is a frequent writer on immigration, racial justice, sexual orientation, and how these forces intersect. She is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School, and works as an immigration attorney.
In this celebratory book discover:
- Powerful theories of social change, and how what seems radical in one era can be normalized in the next
- How the fight for citizenship is interconnected and interrelated to other struggles such as the civil rights movement and the LGBT movement
- Stories about ordinary people doing extraordinary things and how you, too, can be a force for good in the world
If you liked The Book of Awesome Women by Becca Anderson, Dear America by Jose Antonio Vargas, or American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures by America Ferrara, you’ll love Unsung America.