OUT OF THE SEA AND INTO THE FIRE
LATIN AMERICAN-U.S. IMMIGRATION IN THE GLOBAL AGEBook
“Lydersen demonstrates that journalism still has the power to sway both hearts and minds.”—Brian Awehali, LiP Magazine
“We need solid reporting from the Spanish-speaking world, and Lyderson delivers it with grace, intelligence and a vigorous point of view.”—Scott Sherman, contributing writer, The Nation.
From the misty highlands of Chiapas or the idyllic coast of Honduras; to the harsh dry desert of the U.S.-Mexico border; to a frozen street corner in Chicago or a sweltering tomato field in Florida; these are the stories of Latin American migrants in the age of globalization.
Kari Lydersen writes for publications including The Washington Post, In These Times, Punk Planet and LiP Magazine and is a youth journalism instructor.
Lydersen is a reporter for The Washington Post, out of their midwest bureau, and a contributing writer to a number of publications including The Chicago Reader and In These Times. Based on personal interviews conducted between 2000 and 2004 and scenes she witnessed during trips to Latin America, the border and different parts of the U.S., she offers a collection of personal stories of Latin American immigrants in the 21st century. The text reveals the pain and poverty that has been caused by globalization and free trade, but also the strength and resistance of communities in Latin America and Latin American immigrants in the U.S. Illustrated with b&w photographs. No subject index. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)