The Resource Across the wire : life and hard times on the Mexican border, Luis Alberto Urrea ; photographs by John Lueders-Booth, (electronic resource)

Across the wire : life and hard times on the Mexican border, Luis Alberto Urrea ; photographs by John Lueders-Booth, (electronic resource)

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Across the wire : life and hard times on the Mexican border
Title
Across the wire
Title remainder
life and hard times on the Mexican border
Statement of responsibility
Luis Alberto Urrea ; photographs by John Lueders-Booth
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Language
eng
Summary
"Luis Alberto Urrea's Across the Wire offers a compelling and unprecedented look at what life is like for those refugees living on the Mexican side of the border--a world that is only some twenty miles from San Diego, but that few have ever seen. Urrea gives us a compassionate and candid account of his work as a member and "official translator" of a crew of relief workers that provided aid to the many refugees hidden just behind the flashy tourist spots of Tijuana. His account of the struggle of these people to survive amid abject poverty, unsanitary living conditions, and the legal and political chaos that reign in the Mexican borderlands explains without a doubt the reason so many are forced to make the dangerous and illegal journey "across the wire" into the United States. More than just an expose, Across the Wire is a tribute to the tenacity of a people who have learned to survive against the most impossible odds, and returns to these forgotten people their pride and their identity."--Publisher's description
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DLC
Dewey number
972/.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Young Adult
Intended audience source
Follett Library Resources
LC call number
HN120.T52
LC item number
U77 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Across the wire : life and hard times on the Mexican border, Luis Alberto Urrea ; photographs by John Lueders-Booth, (electronic resource)
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Across the wire : life and hard times on the Mexican border, Luis Alberto Urrea ; photographs by John Lueders-Booth, (electronic resource)
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Color
multicolored
Contents
Sifting through the trash -- Negra -- Los cementeros -- Happy birthday, Laura Patricia -- Good Friday -- Pamplonada : a fire in Tecate -- Tijuana cop -- The last soldier of Pancho Villa -- Meet the Satanicos -- Father's Day -- Epilogue : Christmas story
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9780307773746
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remote
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gb4r9
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