undocumetnedIn Undocumented, Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Mellon research fellow at Columbia University, tells his unlikely journey from homelessness to the Ivy League.  Peralta came to America from Santa Domingo with his undocumented parents when he was four years old.  The family exked out a marginal existence, spending one year in a homeless shelter, with the  deportation an ever looming threat.  Academic success and some lucky breaks were his tickets out of poverty.   “Part memoir, part confessional, and part coming-of-age tale, Peralta’s story holds several truths on the road through loss, sacrifice, and achievement to gaining his slice of the American dream (Publishers Weekly).”

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