Unaccompanied: Stories of Brave Teenagers Seeking Asylum (Paperback)
Life at home is so unbearable that these kids will risk their lives and face colossal challenges to escape to the United States and find safety.
This book tells the true stories of five brave teens fleeing their home countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Guinea, on their own, traveling through unknown and unfriendly places, and ultimately crossing into the US to find refuge and seek asylum. Based on extensive interviews with teen refugees, lawyers, caseworkers, and activists, Tracy White shines a light on five individual kids from among the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors who enter the US each year. In stark black and white illustrations, she helps us understand why some young people would literally risk their lives to seek safety in the US. Each one of them has been backed into a corner where emigration to the US seems like their only hope.
About the Author
Tracy White is a cartoonist and teacher. Tracy's first graphic novel, How I Made it to Eighteen: A Mostly True Story was a Bank Street Book of the Year, a YALSA Great Graphic Novel, and a Texas Maverick Graphic Novel. Her autobiographical webcomic TRACED was nominated twice for an Ignatz and became a series for Oxygen TV. When not making comics, Tracy is a mom, a cat wrangler, and a daily dark chocolate eater who enjoys nature walks even though she lives in a city. She believes stories have the power to change the world.