Migrant Youth: Falling Between the Cracks

Migrant Youth: Falling Between the Cracks

by Joyce Libal

Migrant: A person who routinely travels from one region to another in search of employment.Imagine having to leave your home, school, and friends for at least one third of the year, every year, because your parents need to find work. What if you had to leave while school was in session? How would you keep up with your classes so you could get credit for the year? What if you couldn\'t return home until after school started? How would you catch up to your classmates? What if you had to live in several different states during the summer, but you never knew what house your family would occupy, or its condition? How would you like to spend your summer working at a physically exhausting job that lasted from sunup to sundown? What if your job was sometimes even dangerous?For thousands of children and teens, whose parents work to grow and harvest the foods we eat, these aren\'t just questions on the back of a book. This is their reality. In Migrant Youth: Falling Between the Cracks, you\'ll learn about some of the programs that help these kids and their families-and where many programs fall short. You\'ll also gain a new appreciation for the price that\'s paid by some so the rest of us can benefit from North America\'s abundant food supply.


ISBN 978-1-4222-0020-9
331.3 LIB
7 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches
96 pages

Part of the Series: Youth in Rural North America

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