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The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez
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"People do what they have to in this life. We try to get from one end of it to the other with dignity and with honour. We do the best we can."

You will never fully know what people are trying to overcome. It’s hard to make it in the world as is, even harder in a place that makes you feel less than who you are. But at the end of it all, "they might realize that we're not that bad, maybe even that we're a lot like them. And who would they hate then?"

The Book of Unknown Americans is a story that leaves you with hope.
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Reading Progress

June 10, 2017 – Shelved
June 10, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
December 2, 2017 – Started Reading
December 2, 2017 –
page 78
27.27% "The truth was that I didn’t know which I was. I wasn’t allowed to claim the thing I felt and I didn’t feel the thing I was supposed to claim."
December 2, 2017 –
page 108
37.76%
December 2, 2017 –
page 170
59.44%
December 2, 2017 –
page 175
61.19% "A dream isn’t the same thing as a plan."
December 3, 2017 –
page 263
91.96% "Finding are for things that are lost. You don’t have to find me..."
December 3, 2017 – Finished Reading

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