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unknownamericans:

My father came to the United States from Panama in 1971. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware, and then went on to get his master’s in chemical engineering from Northwestern. He was a student who ended up meeting a girl, who changed the course of his life, and he’s been living here ever since. It’s an ordinary story, one that will never end up in a newspaper or the subject of a feature film. But to me, that’s why it’s important.
One of my hopes for The Book of Unknown Americans was that it might tell the stories that people don’t usually hear, either because there’s rarely a chance for immigrants to make their own voices heard in a public way or because people don’t listen. And now, another hope: that you all might share your stories, too, no matter how ordinary they might seem to you. A few sentences, a few paragraphs. It’s up to you. Where did you come from? How long have you been here? What is your life like now? We’ll create a chorus, and in the accumulation of the ordinary, become extraordinary. 
— Cristina Henriquez, author of The Book of Unknown Americans

Cristina Henriquez on why she started the Unknown Americans Project and an invitation for you to submit!

aaknopf:

unknownamericans:

My father came to the United States from Panama in 1971. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware, and then went on to get his master’s in chemical engineering from Northwestern. He was a student who ended up meeting a girl, who changed the course of his life, and he’s been living here ever since. It’s an ordinary story, one that will never end up in a newspaper or the subject of a feature film. But to me, that’s why it’s important.

One of my hopes for The Book of Unknown Americans was that it might tell the stories that people don’t usually hear, either because there’s rarely a chance for immigrants to make their own voices heard in a public way or because people don’t listen. And now, another hope: that you all might share your stories, too, no matter how ordinary they might seem to you. A few sentences, a few paragraphs. It’s up to you. Where did you come from? How long have you been here? What is your life like now? We’ll create a chorus, and in the accumulation of the ordinary, become extraordinary. 

— Cristina Henriquez, author of The Book of Unknown Americans

Cristina Henriquez on why she started the Unknown Americans Project and an invitation for you to submit!

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Buenas noticias para todos los fans de Paulo Coelho: falta muy poco para que su nueva novela, Adulterio, salga a la venta en EEUU y Canadá. A partir del 19 de agosto. 

Buenas noticias para todos los fans de Paulo Coelho: falta muy poco para que su nueva novela, Adulterio, salga a la venta en EEUU y Canadá. A partir del 19 de agosto.