Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought For Her American Dream by Julissa ArceSomeone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought For Her American Dream by Julissa Arce

Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought For Her American Dream

byJulissa Arce

Hardcover | September 18, 2018

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A remarkable true story from social justice advocate and national bestselling author Julissa Arce about her journey to belong in America while growing up undocumented in Texas.

Born in the picturesque town of Taxco, Mexico, Julissa Arce was left behind for months at a time with her two sisters, a nanny, and her grandma while her parents worked tirelessly in America in hopes of building a home and providing a better life for their children. That is, until her parents brought Julissa to Texas to live with them. From then on, Julissa secretly lived as an undocumented immigrant, went on to become a scholarship winner and an honors college graduate, and climbed the ladder to become a vice president at Goldman Sachs.

This moving, at times heartbreaking, but always inspiring story will show young readers that anything is possible. Julissa's story provides a deep look into the little-understood world of a new generation of undocumented immigrants in the United States today--kids who live next door, sit next to you in class, or may even be one of your best friends.

Julissa Arce is a CNBC and Crooked media contributor, writer, speaker, and social justice advocate. She is the cofounder and chairman of the Ascend Educational Fund, a college scholarship and mentorship program that assists immigrant students, regardless of their immigration status, ethnicity, or national origin. Julissa is also a boar...
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Title:Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought For Her American DreamFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.62 × 0.88 inPublished:September 18, 2018Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316481742

ISBN - 13:9780316481748

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"An honest and heartfelt story of survival."-Kirkus Reviews