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We Became Mexican American: How Our Immigrant Family Survived to Pursue the American Dream Paperback – August 17, 2012

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  • Paperback: 446 pages
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation (August 17, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1477136541
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477136546
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,397,653 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"....Vivid, highly informative and entertaining, Gil's book shines and should be a staple on the bookshelves of history teachers and their students." 
(October 2012) 
"[It p]rovides a unique perspective into the complex cultural struggles immigrant families face and the circumstances that bring them here.  (November 2012) 
"[It is a] rich, textured portrait....  
Black-and-white photographs inserted throughout the text vividly express this change of fortune."  (December 2012) 

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By Evelyn Tanguma on July 23, 2013
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Brought back old memories of the town I grew up in and the families we all knew. I loved that the author takes you through the journey that his ancestors had from the beginning, through all the hardships and how the generations evolved and became Americans.
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