Undocumented Youth Tell Their Stories in New Book

In the pages of the recently-released book, “Papers: Stories by Undocumented Youth,” 30 undocumented immigrants between the ages of 10 and 32 share their stories, accompanied by drawings from undocumented artist Julio Salgado (featured in the video above).

Colorlines reported that the stories were sent to Graham Street Production during the making and distribution of their documentary, “Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth.”

“We hope that this book, written by undocumented youth themselves, will bring to life the human story often ignored by the media and politicians in our polarized country. By telling their own stories in their own words, these young people are helping to elevate the discussion about the complexities of immigration and what it means to be undocumented,” said Anne Galisky, who directed the “Papers” film.

Salgado told Colorlines, “Hopefully [the book] inspires them to know it’s not the end of the world to be undocumented.”

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