JUST LIKE US: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America by Helen Thorpe

From Goodreads: Written by a gifted journalist, a powerful account of four young Mexican women coming of age in Denver—two of whom have legal documentation, two of whom who don’t— and the challenges they face as they attempt to pursue the American dream. Just  Like Us takes readers on a compelling journey withfour  young  Mexican-American  women  who  have  lived in  the  U.S.  since  childhood.  Exploring  not  only  the women’s personal life stories, this book also delves deep into an American subculture and the complex and controversial politics that surround the issue of immigration.

Check out Voice of Witness title Underground America as a companion text.