Someone Like Me

How One Undocumented Girl Fought for Her American Dream

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Author: Julissa Arce

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316481734

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

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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.

Someone Like Me

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Author: Sheila Mae

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1483465152

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Page: N.A

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It is the 1960s as Betty Jean Carter harbors a hidden desire to leave her hometown in the Bayou. She not only wants to attend college, but also escape her abusive stepfather and demanding mother. One day when Betty Jean tells her parents she wants to enroll in Howard University, her abusive stepfather and unsupportive mother shun the idea. Confused and hurt, Betty Jean runs away. After Betty Jean hitchhikes to Washington, D.C., she soon realizes she lacks the finances and criteria to be accepted at Howard. With nowhere to live, Betty Jean is embraced by the underground street life. As she delves into a dark world of drugs and prostitution, she must somehow learn to survive. Now torn between her hopes of attending college and her new normal, Betty Jean is propelled down a path she never could have imagined as tragedy waits to emerge from the shadows. In this compelling urban tale, a young woman embarks on a dangerous journey to find independence, realize her dreams, and overcome family secrets.

Someone Like Me

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Author: M. R. Carey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0356509486

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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'A TAUT, CLEVER THRILLER THAT LEFT ME UTTERLY BEREFT WHEN I'D FINISHED. IT'S A MASTERPIECE' Louise Jensen, bestselling author of The Sister From the author of the million-copy bestseller The Girl With All the Gifts comes a heart-stopping psychological thriller with a twist you won't see coming and a heroine you can't trust . . . THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY. Liz Kendall wouldn't hurt a fly. Even when times get tough, she's devoted to bringing up her kids in a loving home. But there's another side to Liz, one that's dark and malicious. She will do anything to get her way - no matter how extreme. And when her alter-ego takes control, the consequences are devastating. Someone Like Me is the intoxicating new thriller from the phenomenal M. R. Carey. A modern take on the Jekyll and Hyde tale, think Gone Girl meets Stephen King - but you won't have read anything quite like this before . . . Praise for M. R. Carey: 'An intense, haunting thriller with heart. You will not want to put this down' Laini Taylor 'Carey writes with compassion and fire' Lauren Beukes 'Enigmatic and utterly gripping' Harper's Bazaar 'Keeps you on tenterhooks as the action unfolds' Elle 'Heartfelt, remorseless and painfully human . . . a jewel' Joss Whedon 'Original, thrilling and powerful' Guardian 'If you only read one novel this year, make sure it's this one' Martina Cole

Someone Like Me

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Author: Patricia MacLachlan

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1250175933

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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If you were a little girl who listened to stories over and over and over; and who read books every night, every day, even as her mother led her across the street, You might be me, a writer. Follow a little girl in acclaimed writer Patricia MacLachlan's semi-autobiographical picture book, Someone Like Me. Filled with gorgeous and thoughtful illustrations by Chris Sheban, learn what it might take to grow up to become a writer. A Neal Porter Book

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Author: Sheena Gillespie,Linda Stanley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780876268247

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 398

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Someone Like Me

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Author: Elaine Forrestal

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780140380927

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 162

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Tas leads an ordinary life - until Enya and her mysterious Irish family move in next door. The violence Enya thought she had left behind catches up with her and changes Tas's life for ever.

Someone Like You

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Author: Sarah Dessen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101042281

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

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The world is a terrible place not to have a best friend. Scarlett was always the strong one. Halley was always content to follow in her wake. Then Scarlett’s boyfriend died, and Scarlett learned that she was pregnant. Now Halley has to find the strength to take the lead and help Scarlett get through it. Because true friendship is a promise you keep forever. * “Dessen has written a powerful, polished story.”—School Library Journal, starred review Also by Sarah Dessen: Along for the Ride Dreamland Just Listen Keeping the Moon Lock and Key The Moon and More That Summer This Lullaby The Truth About Forever What Happened to Goodbye

Someone Like Me

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Author: Lesley Cheetham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781458734488

Category:

Page: 254

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Fifteen - year - old Jasmine feels very alone. She's never known her father, her mother is always working and her best friend Tess has moved away. Channelling all her energy into trying to be like the gorgeous and fortunate Sadie, Jasmine's own life begins to seem like a pale imitation of Sadie's. When one day Jasmine's father's face appears on Crimewatch, Jasmine welcomes the chance to put her detective skills into practise, but finds herself drawn into a world of mystery, danger and intrigue, where she stands to uncover more than she ever dreamed of.

Someone Like Me

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Author: Tom Holt,Glen McCready

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845055691

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Page: N.A

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In a world torn apart by hatred and fear, only the strongest will survive. Nobody knows where they came from. Nobody knows what they want. The creatures are killing humans for meat and nobody, it seems, can stop them. Now one man - a hunter by trade - has trapped one of the creatures. Under the ground, they face each other. And only one of them will get out alive.