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America Is in the Heart

America Is in the Heart, a must read in many classrooms, will be republished by Penguin Classics 73 years after its debut, reports CNN.

Written by Carlos Bulosan, the book follows the journey of an immigrant, Allos, as he treks from poverty in the Philippines to a migrant life during the depression era of the United States.

Through his travels, Allos experiences rampant racism, police brutality and labor struggles.

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center last year held a reading of Bulosan’s novel-relating it to the immigrant experience today. The reading featured Junot Díaz, Hasan Minhaj & Ivy Quicho.

Penguin Classics will release the new edition of America Is in the Heart in May 2019 in time for Asian American History Month. Three other Asian American books will be released at the same time- The Hanging on Union Square by H.T. Tsiang, the first Japanese American novel No-No Boy by John Okada, and East Goes West by Younghill Kang.

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