The Resource Undocumented : a Dominican boy's odyssey from a homeless shelter to the Ivy League, Dan-el Padilla Peralta

Undocumented : a Dominican boy's odyssey from a homeless shelter to the Ivy League, Dan-el Padilla Peralta

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Undocumented : a Dominican boy's odyssey from a homeless shelter to the Ivy League
Title
Undocumented
Title remainder
a Dominican boy's odyssey from a homeless shelter to the Ivy League
Statement of responsibility
Dan-el Padilla Peralta
Title variation
Dominican boy's odyssey from a homeless shelter to the Ivy League
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Dan-el Padilla Peralta has lived the American dream. As a boy, he came here legally with his family. Together they left Santo Domingo behind, but life in New York City was harder than they imagined. Their visas lapsed, and Dan-el's father returned home. But Dan-el's courageous mother was determined to make a better life for her bright sons. Without papers, she faced tremendous obstacles. While Dan-el was only in grade school, the family joined the ranks of the city's homeless. Dan-el, his mother, and brother lived in a downtown shelter where Dan-el's only refuge was the meager library. There he met Jeff, a young volunteer from a wealthy family. Jeff was immediately struck by Dan-el's passion for books and learning. With Jeff's help, Dan-el was accepted on scholarship to Collegiate, the oldest private school in the country. There, Dan-el thrived. Throughout his youth, Dan-el navigated these two worlds: the rough streets of East Harlem, where he lived with his brother and his mother and tried to make friends, and the ultra-elite halls of a Manhattan private school, where he could immerse himself in a world of books and where he soon rose to the top of his class. From Collegiate, Dan-el went to Princeton, where he thrived, and where he made the momentous decision to come out as an undocumented student in a Wall Street Journal profile a few months before he gave the salutatorian's traditional address in Latin at his commencement. Undocumented is a classic story of the triumph of the human spirit. It also is the perfect cri de coeur for the debate on comprehensive immigration reform"--
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Publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
GZM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Padilla Peralta, Dan-el
Dewey number
323.631
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • E184.D6
  • JV6456
LC item number
  • P33 2015
  • .P33 2015b
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Padilla Peralta, Dan-el
  • Dominicans (Dominican Republic)
  • Immigrants
  • Undocumented immigrants
Label
Undocumented : a Dominican boy's odyssey from a homeless shelter to the Ivy League, Dan-el Padilla Peralta
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781594206528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)911044875
  • 844215
  • (OCoLC)ocn911044875
Label
Undocumented : a Dominican boy's odyssey from a homeless shelter to the Ivy League, Dan-el Padilla Peralta
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781594206528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)911044875
  • 844215
  • (OCoLC)ocn911044875

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