Dear America Discussion Group

Join us for a bookclub-style discussion of Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas. Vargas will be the keynote speaker at the Pisgah Legal Justice Forum on October 3rd at 7 pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Tickets to the forum are free but registration is required. Click here to learn more about the forum and pre-event reception.

Copies of Dear America will be 10% off at Malaprop's through September 27. The paperback is released on September 3 and can be pre-ordered now. If you order through our website, please note the 10% bookclub discount in the comments field. 

"This riveting, courageous memoir ought to be mandatory reading for every American." --Michelle Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The New Jim Crow

"This is not a book about the politics of immigration. This book--at its core--is not about immigration at all. This book is about homelessness, not in a traditional sense, but in the unsettled, unmoored psychological state that undocumented immigrants like myself find ourselves in. This book is about lying and being forced to lie to get by; about passing as an American and as a contributing citizen; about families, keeping them together, and having to make new ones when you can't. This book is about constantly hiding from the government and, in the process, hiding from ourselves. This book is about what it means to not have a home. After 25 years of living illegally in a country that does not consider me one of its own, this book is the closest thing I have to freedom."--Jose Antonio Vargas, from Dear America

Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and Tony-nominated producer. His work has appeared internationally in Time magazine, as well as in the San Francisco Chronicle, The New Yorker, and the Washington Post. In 2014, he received the Freedom to Write Award from PEN Center USA. A leading voice for the human rights of immigrants, he founded the non-profit media and culture organization Define American, named one of the World's Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. An elementary school named after him will open in his hometown of Mountain View, California in 2019.

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ISBN: 9780062851345
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Published: Dey Street Books - September 3rd, 2019

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Published: Dey Street Books - September 18th, 2018