BOOK Fargo

Share this

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

superclipped Fargo
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)

Books available for purchase at the following locations:

Watch the Trailer!


BOOK READINGS
Main Street Books 8 Main St S, Minot, ND 58701Jan 14, 2018 (1-3 pm)Book reading, see more here:http://www.mainstreetbooksminot.com/event/refugee-awareness-welcoming-stranger
Red River High School (organized by Sharon Lutheran Church)Red River High School
2211 17th Ave S, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201
Oct 12, 2017 (6 - 8:30 pm)Book Reading: Green Card Youth Voices: Resilient Refugee Stories
NDSU Library1201 Albrecht Blvd #2080, Fargo, ND 58105Sept 19, 2017NDSU Library
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_2

In the year that we initially published Green Card Youth Voices: Stories from a Fargo High School, Fargo had seen the largest growth in its immigrant population to date. That same year, a Somali restaurant in Grand Forks was firebombed, and while the immigrant population grew, anti-immigrant sentiments were also on the rise. We found a clear need to build community in Fargo, and responded by producing this book.

Leah Juelke, the EL teacher whose students are in the book, subsequently won the North Dakota Teacher of the Year award. Through this honor, she has spent the past year travelling the United States and advocating for Green Card Voices, bringing this book to the White House and their many high level venues. Green Card Youth Voices: Stories from a Fargo High School has also been praised by North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp, among many other leaders, teachers, and students.

Lutheran Social Services, North Dakota’s primary resettlement agency, bought 200 copies and now organize book readings throughout the state, through the belief that in tandem with resettling and helping refugees, they should also help the “receiving communities” better understand their new neighbors.

fullsizerender

 

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:

forum_logo_bluehpr_logo_2__lightbox area-voices-blog-header-1-2016

 

 

 

 

During the first week of October (Oct. 3-6), the Green Card Voices team came to South HS 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.

betty-g

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.

production-shot

(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.


back to top
back to top