INTRODUCTORY READING LIST

2.) “Arizona-Mexico 2016” Arizona’s Town Hall focused on the state of relations between Arizona and Sonora Mexico at its April 2016 gathering in Tucson. Go to “aztownhall.org” for their report.

3.) Beyond La Frontera: The History of Mexico-US Migration by Mark Overmyer-Velazquez, Oxford University Press, 2011.

4.) A Brief History of Mexico: Fourth Edition by Lynn V. Foster, Checkmark Books, 2009. An excellent, accessible overview providing a better understanding of the current context.

5.) “The Country Just Over the Fence,” Paul Theroux, article NYT 2/26/2012. A well-known travel writer describes what it’s like to enter Nogales Mexico. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/26/travel/nogales-mexico-a-few-steps-and-a-whole-world-away.html?pagewanted=all

6.) The Devil’s Highway: A True Story, Luis Alberto Urrea, Bay Back Books 2005. A vivid account of one of the worst tragedies involving migrants lost in the Arizona desert.

7.) “Documented Failures: The Consequences of Immigration Policy on the U.S.-Mexico Border,” Michael S. Danielson, American University, Report prepared for the Kino Border Initiative Nogales, Arizona, U.S.A. and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.
http://www.jesuit.org/jesuits/wp-content/uploads/Kino_FULL-REPORT_web.pdf

8.) Into the Beautiful North: A Novel by Luis Alberto Urrea, Little, Brown & Co, 2009. In this novel, Urrea identifies many of the dreams, hardships and realities of Mexican migrants.

9.) A Land of Hard Edges: Serving the Front Lines of the Border, Peg Bowden, Peer Publishing, 2014. BCA board member journaled her experience serving migrants at a Nogales dining facility. Compelling stories and testimony.

10.) Mexico: What Everyone Needs to Know, Roderic Ai Camp, Oxford University Press 2011.

11.) Why Walls Won’t Work: Repairing the US-Mexico Divide, Michael Dear, Oxford University Press, Paperback 2015. A comprehensive consideration of the history of this geography.

12.) Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, The United States, And The Road Ahead, Shannon K. O’Neil, Oxford University Press, 2013.

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