Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America
Book by Roberto G. Gonzales, Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Reviewed by Fanny Lauby, William Paterson University
Fanny Lauby of William Paterson University, reviews Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America by Roberto G. Gonzales. This vivid ethnography explores why highly educated undocumented youth share similar work and life outcomes with their less-educated peers, despite the fact that higher education is touted as the path to integration and success in America.Mining the results of an extraordinary twelve-year study that followed 150 undocumented young adults in Los Angeles, Lives in Limbo exposes the failures of a system that integrates children into K-12 schools but ultimately denies them the rewards of their labor.
Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1111/imre.12321