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The Book Of Unknown Americans By Cristina Nunez Summary

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Many refugees and immigrants come to the U.S. to get a better life, and face many difficulties. The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez writes about a family that comes to the U.S. for a better life. It shows the difficulties a family faces in the U.S. At the same time, Cristina Nunez writes an article telling about challenges refugees and immigrants in the U.S. face. Cristina Henriquez narrative reflects the ideas of Cristina Nunez of challenges faced by refugees and immigrants by telling on how refugees and immigrants face hard challenges everyday on education, jobs, and learning english. To begin, both texts exemplify the idea of education as a challenge faced by immigrants in the U.S. Cristina Nunez article tells about how immigrants have a difficult time getting their education because they don’t know english. Section 1 and 2 state, “To address this, many refugees and immigrants take ESL classes,… parents may not have the education or language skills to assist their children, and they may not be able to communicate with faculty to address the problem.” Immigrants have a hard time with educations. Whether it is their education or their kids, they still have a hard time because they don’t know English. They sometimes can’t help their kids because the school staff only speaks English. Cristina Henriquez narrative talks about a family who barely moved to the U.S. and talks about the mother, Alma, trying to get her daughter into a school. As shown, “Think of
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