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The Resource Make your home among strangers, Jennine Capó Crucet

Make your home among strangers, Jennine Capó Crucet

Label
Make your home among strangers
Title
Make your home among strangers
Statement of responsibility
Jennine Capó Crucet
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "When Lizet-the daughter of Cuban immigrants and the first in her family to graduate from high school-secretly applies and is accepted to an ultra-elite college, her parents are furious at her decision to leave Miami. Just weeks before she's set to start school, her parents divorce and her father sells her childhood home, leaving Lizet, her mother, and Leidy-Lizet's older sister, a brand-new single mom-without a steady income and scrambling for a place to live. Amidst this turmoil, Lizet begins her first semester at Rawlings College, distracted by both the exciting and difficult moments of freshman year. But the privileged world of the campus feels utterly foreign, as does her new awareness of herself as a minority. Struggling both socially and academically, she returns to Miami for a surprise Thanksgiving visit, only to be overshadowed by the arrival of Ariel Hernandez, a young boy whose mother died fleeing with him from Cuba on a raft. The ensuing immigration battle puts Miami in a glaring spotlight, captivating the nation and entangling Lizet's entire family, especially her mother. Pulled between life at college and the needs of those she loves, Lizet is faced with difficult decisions that will change her life forever. Urgent and mordantly funny, Make Your Home Among Strangers tells the moving story of a young woman torn between generational, cultural, and political forces; it's the new story of what it means to be American today." -- Publisher's description
  • In response to Jennine Capó Crucet's October 9, 2019 talk where she focused her discussion on white privilege, Georgia Southern University students torched her novel "Make Your Home Among Strangers"--a novel is about a first-generation Cuban American woman struggling to navigate a mostly white elite college
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crucet, Jennine Capó,
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.R83
LC item number
M35 2015
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • College students
  • Minorities in higher education
  • Families
  • College students
  • Families
  • Minorities in higher education
  • Minorities in higher education
  • Families
  • College students
Label
Make your home among strangers, Jennine Capó Crucet
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Novel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
908448157
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First editon
Extent
ix, 388 pages
Isbn
9781250059666
Lccn
2015017167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)908448157
Label
Make your home among strangers, Jennine Capó Crucet
Publication
Copyright
Note
Novel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
908448157
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First editon
Extent
ix, 388 pages
Isbn
9781250059666
Lccn
2015017167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)908448157

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