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clean fargoGREEN CARD YOUTH VOICES: IMMIGRATION STORIES FROM A FARGO HIGH SCHOOL

Written by 30 Fargo South High School students
ISBN: 978-0-9974960-2-4
List Price: $20.00 (classroom set of 30 or more 50% off)

A GREAT RESOURCE FOR ENGLISH AND SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSES, ADULT LEARNERS, ‘ENGLISH LEARNER’ CLASSROOMS, AND BOOK CLUBS!

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 CLICK HERE  to download two free Chapters (Story of Ruth Mekoulom and Nobin Gurung from Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from a Fargo High School)

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BOOK READINGS
NDSU Library1201 Albrecht Blvd #2080, Fargo, ND 58105Sept 19TBA
Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library 515 N 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58501Aug 16 2017 (6:30-8 pm)5-6:30pm - Open House - Fargo Youth Exhibit will be on display
6:30-8pm - Book reading
Plains Art Museum704 1st Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102May 18 2017 (7-9 pm)Book reading and exhibit opening
Fargo Main Public Library102 3rd St N, Fargo, ND 58102 (Community Room) May 3 2017 (7-9 pm)Book reading and signing
Barnes and Noble Bookstore1201 42nd St S, Fargo, ND 58103Apr 6 2017 (7-8:30 pm)Book reading and signing
Holiday Inn3803 13th Avenue South, Fargo, ND 58103Mar 28 2017 (7-9 pm)Book Launch (free, RSVP requred)

BOOK CONTENTS:
  • 30 PERSONAL ESSAYS OF IMMIGRANT YOUTH FROM 22 COUNTRIES
  • FULL-COLOR PORTRAITS
  • LINKS TO DIGITAL STORIES ON THE GREEN CARD VOICES WEBSITE
  • EXCERPT FROM ACT4CHANGE: GREEN CARD VOICES STUDY GUIDE
  • GLOSSARY

fullsizerender_2On September 6 and 7, 2016 Green Card Voices team traveled to Fargo to meet with South High School teacher Leah Juelke and principal Todd Bertsch to discuss a new book project involving 30 English Learners (EL) from the high school. Green Card Voices, together with two Wellstone International High School (Minneapolis) teachers, will work with these 30 EL students to create individual video narratives that will be posted online, and written personal essays that will be published in a book. 

Based on a successful model used in Minneapolis, the book will be a vehicle to generate awareness about the immigrant experience. The book will include links to the students’ video narrative, a study guide, and glossary to help teachers use the book as an educational resource when teaching about immigration.

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A GREAT RESOURCE FOR ENGLISH AND SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSES, ADULT LEARNERS, ‘ENGLISH LEARNER’ CLASSROOMS, AND BOOK CLUBS!

Praise and Reviews!

Gratitude to The Forum of Fargo-Moorehead‘s Helmut Schmidt for writing “Green Card Voices project gives Fargo students chance to tell their immigrant stories” (Oct. 5, 2016), Fargo Public Schools‘ Lisa Farnham for writing “Digital Humanity” (Oct. 8, 2016) and High Plains Reader (HPR)‘s Brittney Goodman for writing “Green Card Voices” (Sept. 28, 2016).  Click on the logos below to read the articles:

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During the first week of October (Oct. 3-6), the Green Card Voices team came to South High School to meet each student and record their life stories live on camera. The structure of the interviews involved asking the students six, open-ended questions that the students received one month in advance. These recordings will then get edited into 5-minute videos, approved by the students, and posted on Green Card Voices’ website. The students will use the transcripts from their video interviews as a basis for their personal essays. After several rounds of editing, these personal essays will be published in the book and so will the links to their videos.

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Foreword written by

Betty Gronneberg

Bethlehem, also known as Betty, wrote her first computer instruction using a structured programming language called BASIC.  The year was 1991 and the place was Ethiopia, eastern Africa. She was a second year college student majoring in Statistics, when she learned that she was one of the two women selected to pursue Computer Science as a minor, the country’s first ever program offer. Her lifelong love affair with the world of coding, now the global language of the future, has compelled her to start a non-profit organization, uCodeGirl, to bridge the gender disparity that exist in the technology industry.  To offer the same exposure and opportunity to young girls so their imagination can be sparked as well. So that they realize and exceed their potential aided by leadership skills and entrepreneurial mindset uCodeGirl offers. So that they find innovative ways to solve real-world problems with technology.

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(Photo by David Samsom, The Forum)

There will be a launch celebrating the book publication on March 28, 2017 at the Holiday Inn in Fargo (Building Bridges Conference).

For media inquiries contact Rachel Mueller at greencardvoices@gmail.com.


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