Everything you need to understand or teach Dear America by Vargas, Jose Antonio.
Dear America: Notes of An Undocumented Citizen is a memoir by Jose Antonio Vargas about his life as an undocumented immigrant to America. Dear America chronicles Vargas's journey from arriving in the US as a child to discovering the truth about his status as a teenager through his adult experiences of trying to build a life and a career in the country he considers home. Dear America also focuses on Vargas's decision to come out publicly as an undocumented immigrant and explores both the history and contemporary realities of immigration and government policies on the subject. Dear America explores themes of homelessness, families, lying and hiding, the master narrative, and what it means to be a citizen or to be an American.