Someone Like Me

How One Undocumented Girl Fought for Her American Dream


Author: Julissa Arce

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316481734

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

View: 3554

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


Author: Sheila Mae


ISBN: 1483465152


Page: N.A

View: 3886

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


Author: M. R. Carey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0356509486

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 2779

'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


Author: Elaine Forrestal

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780140380927

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 162

View: 9044

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


Author: Sarah Dessen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101042281

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8406

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


Author: Lesley Cheetham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781458734488


Page: 254

View: 4449

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.

How Can Someone Like You, Love Someone Like Me?


Author: Faye Adams Benoit

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781425735715

Category: Religion

Page: 48

View: 4668

Have you asked yourself, how can someone ever love someone like me? Someone like me that's full of mistakes and imperfections, mood changes and inner self issues? Someone who loves freely, but yet hates easily. Throughout this book you will find situations that will relate to you or someone you know with the same common problems and situations. Life can throw you a curve sometimes, but it can also bring forth a beautiful life. THERE IS SOMEONE WHO CAN LOVE YOU. There are many Why's and How questions in this book that you may have asked yourself. Well, in this book, some of the answers to the questions may be helpful in your life's journey.

Sons Like Me


Author: Damon Murphy

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595218407

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

View: 6335

“Can’t Blame A Brother For Trying” is the story of a young black gay man, Travis Moore, who struggle to find himself in New York City. His mother found a gay porno magazine in his room, which began his experience of making it in the world the best way he can. “Back Door Mistress” tells the tale of the trail of deception and lies found in this adulterer’s life. Taj Knight finds himself trapped between his wife, a mister, and a mistress. Down Low is the name of the game as he struggles to find who and what is important to him. “Black Guys, Black Lives” visits the lives of four New York City black gay men. A secretive millionaire who does not let men love him, a biracial brotha who struggles with sexuality and racial identity, a couple whom one has angry black mans syndrome (ABMS), and the other who struggles to hold that relationship together. “Sons Like Me” is the story of a young black mans coming out experience that leads him into a situation of violence in his dysfunctional family. He learns lessons of love and anger as he tries his best to rise above homophobia in his Brooklyn neighborhood and in his heart.