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by Jimmy Santiago Baca

1979

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Immigrants in Our Own Land" by Jimmy Santiago Baca.

In the poem “Immigrants in Our Own Land,” the speaker dreams of a better life but encounters a disappointing reality instead.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Education & Knowledge and Fate & Free Will as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What is the goal of education?" and "Can we control our fate?"

Ways to support your child: