Citizen U. S. A

Citizen U. S. A

A 50 State Road Trip

Book - 2011
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The stories, interviews, and pictures behind the acclaimed HBO® documentary by Emmy® Award winner Alexandra Pelosi


Buddhist monks, homosexuals, scientists with PhDs, cancer patients, Obama haters, Obama lovers, Muslim imams, Christian missionaries, tech geniuses, movie directors, and a wrestler with is own action figure . . .

American welcomes all types

Whether they arrived via online dating, adoption, political asylum, student and work visas-or swimming the Rio Grande and staying long enough to be granted amnesty-they all came here to live the American dream.

In this companion to her HBO documentary, Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi journeys to naturalization ceremonies in all fifty states to bring us the wide-ranging personal stories of men and women from around the globe who saw the hope and promise of our nation in the distance and set out on the journey-no matter how long, arduous, or even dangerous-to make their own American dreams come true. And although they are no longer visitors, our newest citizens still look at American with an outsider's perspective; they hold up a mirror to show us how we look as a nation-and, even in a time when unemployment and poverty plague us, how much we can take for granted.

Includes Color Photographs Throughout

Publisher: New York : New American Library, c2011
ISBN: 9780451235398
Characteristics: vi, 248 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm


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