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Earth Angels: Migrant Children in America Nancy Buirski

Earth Angels: Migrant Children in America

Nancy Buirski

Published September 28th 1994
ISBN : 9780876540749
Paperback
144 pages
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 About the Book 

Buirski has produced a collection of 150 photographs of children of migrant farmworkers in New York, Florida, California, Washington, and Texas. They show migrant children at work, play, church, and school, with accompanying statements by current andMoreBuirski has produced a collection of 150 photographs of children of migrant farmworkers in New York, Florida, California, Washington, and Texas. They show migrant children at work, play, church, and school, with accompanying statements by current and former adult migrants. These photographs portray heartwarming moments when children are free to play and spend time with their families and heartbreaking moments when children as young as two years old toil in the fields with their parents. We observe teenagers who work during the day and go to school at night with hopes of a better life. These are striking visual images of youngsters trapped in an existence that offers long hours in the fields, exposure to pesticides and other hazards, oppressive heat, low wages, and deplorable housing. Henry Cisneross introduction and Ruben Bladess short afterword add greater urgency to Buirskis message, which should arouse all readers to action. Recommended for all who care about Americas children.