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New Mainers: Portraits of Our Immigrant Neighbors

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They came to Maine for a job or to reunite with their family
or because they fell in love or to attend college here or to flee
persecution in their homelands. Although the twenty-five immigrants who
tell their stories had widely varying reasons for coming to Maine, many
have made remarkable contributions to the state. Some contribute
high-level skills in medicine, engineering,
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Paperback, 184 pages
Published March 6th 2009 by Tilbury House Publishers
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Susan Emmet
May 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
An amazing and trenchant book, full of fine portraits of the 25 immigrants who tell their stories.
Professionals and laborers, artists and entrepreneurs, some doing well in their chosen work and others struggling, the clarity of voice and story is incredible.
From South and Central America, Southeast Asia, Africa, India, Eastern Europe, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Russia, each person is allowed free reign and voice to speak his or her story. And the stories are riveting.
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Very interesting to learn of the many faces of Maine!!
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Pat Nyhan is a former journalist with the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram and Maine Times who teaches English as a Second Language to immigrants. She has worked for Human Rights Watch on African issues, taught English in Afghanistan in the Peace Corps, and taught media studies at the University of Southern Maine. "