Undocumented : a worker's fight (Book, 2018) [Vassar College]
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Undocumented : a worker's fight

Author: Duncan Tonatiuh
Publisher: New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Undocumented is the story of immigrant workers who have come to the United States without papers. Every day, these men and women join the work force and contribute positively to society. The story is told via the ancient Mixtec codex--accordion fold--format. Juan grew up in Mexico working in the fields to help provide for his family. Struggling for money, Juan crosses over into the United States and becomes an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Social issue comics
Political comics
Comics (Graphic works)
Accordion fold format (Binding)
Comic books, strips, etc
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Duncan Tonatiuh
ISBN: 9781419728549 1419728547
OCLC Number: 1021067312
Notes: Double-sided accordion-folded book.
Awards: Américas Award, 2019
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 28 cm
Responsibility: by Duncan Tonatiuh.

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"Undocumented is the story of immigrant workers who have come to the United States without papers. Every day, these men and women join the work force and contribute positively to society. The story is told via the ancient Mixtec codex--accordion fold--format. Juan grew up in Mexico working in the fields to help provide for his family. Struggling for money, Juan crosses over into the United States and becomes an undocumented worker, living in a poor neighborhood, working hard to survive. Though he is able to get a job as a busboy at a restaurant, he is severely undercompensated--he receives less than half of the minimum wage! Risking his boss reporting him to the authorities for not having proper resident papers, Juan risks everything and stands up for himself and the rest of the community."--Amazon.com
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"Remarkable...The artwork is deliberately evocative of Mesoamerican logography, with figures and perspectives that feel at once bizarre and totally familiar." -- Vulture "Undocumented, featuring Read more...

 
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