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One Book One GSE 2023-24 : Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen / Jose Antonio Vargas: Home

One Book One GSE & Penn Libraries

This guide provides information about the third annual One Book One GSE book and its authors, including video stream author interviews and book reviews in the popular press and scholarly journals. It presents suggestions for finding print books (when you're on campus), ebooks (even when you're off campus), and scholarly journal articles on the One Book One GSE book's topic.

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The Book: Dear America

The Author: Jose Antonio Vargas

Finding books in Franklin

Franklin Catalog identifies books, journals, videos, and sound recordings - in print and electronic formats - available for you to read.

Penn Libraries books similar to Dear America.

How does that search work?

Franklin Catalog uses Library of Congress subject headings and subject heading subdivisions to describe books, videos, and audio recordings.

Several subject heading clusters describe the topics covered by Dear America:

Filipino Americans  
Undocumented immigrants   


Combine these subject headings using OR for synonyms, gather the synonym groups within parentheses, and separate the synonym groups with AND. 

And here's the result of an example Franklin Catalog keyword expert search:

(noncitizen* OR "undocumented immigrant*" OR "undocumented student*" OR citizenship) AND ("Filipino American*")

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) & Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act

DREAMers' Stories

Filipino American Studies

Filipino Culture & History

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration

Education Access & Support for Undocumented Citizens

Queer & Undocumented

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