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The Succeeders: How Immigrant Youth Are Transforming What It Means to Belong in America

Author: Andrea Flores
Date: September 7, 2021
Language: English
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Abstract: This book challenges dominant representations of the so-called American Dream, those “patriotic” narratives that focus on personal achievement as the way to become an American. This narrative misaligns with the lived experience of many first- and second-generation Latino immigrant youth who thrive because of the nurture of their loved ones. A story of social reproduction and change, The Succeeders illustrates how ideological struggles over who belongs in this country, who is valuable, and who is an American are worked out by young people through their ordinary acts of striving in school and caring for friends and family.
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Publisher: University of California Press
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