Two of the girls have legal documentation and two of them do not. They all want to attend college, but that dream is not so easy for the two who are considered illegals. Even attaining a driver's license is impossible without documentation, and these barriers often change the course of young people's lives. Why study, after all, if you will never get into college?
When an illegal immigrant kills a policeman in Denver, the illegal immigration issue escalates, and the author becomes personally involved in the outcome. This book is fairly well written, with several blips here or there. Sometimes the descriptions get a bit lengthy, and I think the book itself could be edited down a bit. I did get involved in the four girls' lives as I read on and felt some of the frustrations that were evident in their lives.
In today's political environment, this book helps us to see what life is like when you can not prove citizenship in a country filled with opportunity for those who are citizens.
Publisher - Scribner; Reprint edition
Date of Publication - May 3, 2011