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Just Like Us by Helen Thorpe
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Aug 03, 10

Read in August, 2010

This was a investigative journalist study of 4 Mexican girls growing up in the inner city Denver school system. Marisela in particular came into the States with family when she was only 3 years old. She has siblings born here who are citizens, can obtain SSN and drivers license for I.D. and she must buy false I.D.'s
Through the generosity of wealthy people these girls get financial scholorships and attend nice colleges, including D.U.
Making the book interesting is Thorpe's frequent references to the Mayor and other politicians in Denver and Colorado and their influence on the matter of illegal immigration.
Well worth reading and a satisfactory break from mystery and adventure.
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