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The Resource A Cuban refugee's journey to the American dream : the power of education, Gerardo M. González

A Cuban refugee's journey to the American dream : the power of education, Gerardo M. González

Label
A Cuban refugee's journey to the American dream : the power of education
Title
A Cuban refugee's journey to the American dream
Title remainder
the power of education
Statement of responsibility
Gerardo M. González
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In February 1962, three years into Fidel Castro's rule of their Cuban homeland, the Gonzalez family - an auto mechanic, his wife, and two young children - landed in Miami with a few personal possessions and two bottles of Cuban rum. As his parents struggled to find work, eleven-year-old Gerardo struggled to fit in at school, where a teacher intimidated him and school authorities placed him on a vocational track. Inspired by a close friend, Gerardo decided to go to college. He not only graduated but, with hard work and determination, placed himself on a path through higher education that brought him to a deanship at the Indiana University School of Education. In this deeply moving memoir, González recounts his remarkable personal and professional journey. The memoir begins with Gerardo's childhood in Cuba and recounts the family's emigration to the United States, struggles to find work and assimilate, and his upward track through higher education. It demonstrates the transformative power that access to education can have on one person's life. Gerardo's journey came full circle when he returned to Cuba fifty years after he left, no longer the scared, disheartened refugee but rather proud, educated, and determined to speak out against those who wished to silence others. It includes treasured photographs and documents from Gonzalez's life in Cuba and the US. His is the story of one immigrant attaining the American Dream, told at a time when the fate of millions of refugees throughout the world, and Hispanics in the United States, especially his fellow Cubans, has never been more uncertain"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gonzalez, Gerardo M
Dewey number
378.772/255
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
LD2517.G66
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gonzalez, Gerardo M
  • Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Education
  • Education
  • College teachers
  • Deans (Education)
  • Cuban Americans
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • EDUCATION
  • HISTORY
  • College teachers
  • Cuban Americans
  • Deans (Education)
  • Education
  • Education
  • Indiana
  • United States
Label
A Cuban refugee's journey to the American dream : the power of education, Gerardo M. González
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-130)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21647128
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 130 pages
Isbn
9780253035554
Lccn
2018003213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1035217486
Label
A Cuban refugee's journey to the American dream : the power of education, Gerardo M. González
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-130)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21647128
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 130 pages
Isbn
9780253035554
Lccn
2018003213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1035217486

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