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Common Book Program: Tell Me How It Ends

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Please note: This research guide is no longer being actively updated. VCU Libraries provides this content for archival purposes in support of the history of the Common Book program. 

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Copies in VCU Libraries
Copies of Tell Me How It Ends are available from both Cabell Library on the Monroe Park Campus and Tompkins-McCaw Library on the MCV Campus.

Book Review from
"Structured around the forty questions Luiselli translates and asks undocumented Latin-American children facing deportation, Tell Me How It Ends (an expansion of her 2016 Freeman's essay of the same name) humanizes these young migrants and highlights the contradiction of the idea of America as a fiction for immigrants with the reality of racism and fear both here and back home."

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