When I Walk Through That Door, I Am: An Immigrant Mother’s Quest

When I Walk Through That Door, I Am: An Immigrant Mother’s Quest

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By Jimmy Santiago Baca

Signed Trade Paperback

Poet-activist Jimmy Baca immerses the reader in an epic narrative poem, imagining the experience of motherhood in the context of immigration, family separation, and ICE raids on the Southern border.

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When I Walk Through That Door, I Am: An Immigrant Mother’s Quest

By Jimmy Santiago Baca

Signed Trade Paperback

Poet-activist Jimmy Baca immerses the reader in an epic narrative poem, imagining the experience of motherhood in the context of immigration, family separation, and ICE raids on the Southern border.

Jimmy Santiago Baca sends us on a journey with Sophia, an El Salvadorian mother facing a mountain of obstacles, carrying with her the burden of all that has come before: her husband’s murder, a wrenching separation from her young son at the border, then rape and abuse at the hands of ICE, yet persevering: “I keep walking/carrying you in my thoughts,” she repeats, as she wills her boy to know she is on a quest to find him.

“This slim, salient volume will open readers’ eyes wide to the true human stories behind blaring headlines about immigration policies and debates.” —Booklist, Starred Review

“Incredibly emotive and beautifully written, When I Walk Through That Door, I Am is a must read.” —Bustle

“What makes [Baca’s poetry] a success is its honesty, a brutal honesty, as well as his original imagery and the passion of his writing.” —Gary Soto, The San Francisco Chronicle

 

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Weight 1.0 lbs

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