Today for The Stacks Book Club we are discussing The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio. Our guest is the reader behind the bookish Instagram account Lupita Reads, Lupita Aquino. Our conversation looks at the ways undocumented people have been treated as a monolith, the concept of “objective journalism”, and how this book has created a space for more undocumented folks to feel seen and heard.
There are no spoilers in this episode.
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Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes. You can also find everything we talked about on Amazon.
- The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
- “Starving Child and Vulture” (Kevin Carter, Time)
- “A Reckoning Over Objectivity, Led by Black Journalists” (Wesley Lowery, The New York Times)
- Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong
- “Ep. 125 Wandering and Wondering with Morgan Jerkins” (The Stacks)
- Windows on the World
- The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett M. Graff
- Once I Was You by Maria Hinojosa
- Facts on U.S. immigrants, 2018 (Pew Research Center)
- The Devil’s Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea
- The Far Away Brothers by Lauren Markham
- “Ep. 129 The Myth of Strength with Karla Cornejo Villavicencio” (The Stacks)
- Heavy by Kiese Laymon
- Advanced Copy Cover of The Undocumented Americans (@Lupita.Reads photo)
- The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley
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