The Latino Generation offers a vivid image of the saga that some Latin Americans experienced while migrating to the United States. The book contains interviews with thirteen Latino college students (ten women and three men) that Mario T. Garcia collected at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) from the years 2002 to 2010; almost all of the interviewees were students of the author. Garcia’s narrators are second-generation children of immigrants; most of them have Mexican backgrounds, but some have parents from other Latin American countries, including Honduras, El Salvador, and Ecuador. Garcia used an open-ended interview methodology, asking general questions in order to allow the students to develop their personal stories in their own way. He then had the interviews transcribed, composing them into first-person...

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