Booklist

Issue: February 1, 2018

Stranger: The Challenges of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era.

Ramos, Jorge (Author). Translated by Ezra E. Fitz.

Mar 2018. 208 p. Vintage, paperback, $15. (9780525563792). 070.9.

Ramos, an Emmy-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, and Univision anchor, attained even greater visibility in August 2015 when presidential candidate Donald Trump had him thrown out of a press conference in Iowa. Ramos tells the full story of that confrontation by way of launching this timely and clarifying mix of candid memoir and sharp commentary about “what it means to be a Latino immigrant in the time of Trump.” Ramos reflects on why, even though he has lived in the U.S. for 35 years and has become a citizen and a father, he still feels like a stranger. He recounts his difficult decision to leave Mexico as a fledgling journalist to escape state censorship, asserts journalism’s role as a “public service,” and expresses his love for the U.S., an “experiment . . . based on the extraordinary process of converting ‘others’ into ‘us.’” Under Trump, this inclusiveness is grievously imperiled. Decrying discrimination and deportation and the tragic predicament of the courageous Dreamers, he calls for resistance against the erosion of freedom. Ramos also celebrates Latino lives and finds reasons for optimism.

— Donna Seaman

 

STRANGER: The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era/ Ramos, Jorge (Kate x824987)

English ISBN: 9780525563792

Spanish ISBN: 9780525563778

Ebook ISBN: 9780525563808

On Sale: 2/27/2018

Events:
New York, NY—B&N Union Square, 2/27

Washington, DC—Sixth and I JCC, bundling with ticket, 3/1

Philadelphia, PA—Free Library of Philadelphia, bundling with ticket, 3/2

Miami, FL—Miami Book Fair offsite with Books and Books, bundling with ticket, 3/23

San Antonio, TX—San Antonio Book Festival, bundling with ticket, 4/7

Media:

NATIONAL—Associated Press, book announcement, 12/12/17

NATIONAL—Publishers Lunch, book announcement, 12/12

NATIONAL/Online – Washington Post, “Univision anchor Jorge Ramos writing book on immigration”, book announcement, 12/12

Minneapolis, MN – Minneapolis Star-Tribune, “’Univision anchor Jorge Ramos writing book on immigration”, book announcement, 12/12

NATIONAL/Online – National Post, “ ‘Univision’ anchor Jorge Ramos writing book on immigration’”, book announcement, 12/12

Online – WTOP, “ ‘Univision’ anchor Jorge Ramos writing book on immigration”, book announcement, 12/12

Las Vegas, NV– Las Vegas Sun, “ ‘Univision’ anchor Jorge Ramos writing book on immigration, book announcement, 12/12

Online – WSOTV, “ ‘Univision’ anchor Jorge Ramos writing book on immigration, book announcement, 12/12

NATIONAL/Online – Yahoo.com, “ ‘Univision’ anchor Jorge Ramos writing book on immigration, book announcement, 12/12

Online – MundoHispánico, “ ‘Jorge Ramos publicará un libro en el que critica a Trump por sus políticas de inmigración,” book announcement, 12/12

Online – elVocero.com, “Jorge Ramos ecribe libro sobre inmigración”, book announcement 12/12

Miami, FL—El Nuevo Herald, Jorge Ramos escribe libro sobre inmigración, book announcement, 12/12

Boston, MA– Boston Herald, ““ ‘Univision’ anchor Jorge Ramos writing book on immigration’”, book announcement, 12/12

Online – NBCNews.com, “ ‘Univision’ anchor Jorge Ramos writing book on immigration’”, book announcement, 12/12

Atlanta, GA—Atlanta Journal Constitution, “ ‘Univision’ anchor Jorge Ramos writing book on immigration’”, book announcement, 12/12

Myrtle Beach, SC – Myrtle Beach Online, “ ‘Univision’ anchor Jorge Ramos writing book on immigration’”, book announcement, 12/12

Online – Statesman, “ ‘Univision’ anchor Jorge Ramos writing book on immigration’”, book announcement, 12/12

Online – Herald Times Online, “ ‘Univision’ anchor Jorge Ramos writing book on immigration’”, book announcement, 12/12

Online – Access WDUN, “ ‘Univision’ anchor Jorge Ramos writing book on immigration’”, book announcement, 12/12

Online – Lee Herald, “ ‘Univision’ anchor Jorge Ramos writing book on immigration’”, book announcement, 12/12

Atlanta, GA– WSB-TV Atlanta, “ ‘Univision’ anchor Jorge Ramos writing book on immigration’”, book announcement, 12/12

Tampa, FL/Online – TBO, “ ‘Univision’ anchor Jorge Ramos writing book on immigration’”, book announcement, 12/12

Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, South Carolina/Online – The Island Packet, “ ‘Univision’ anchor Jorge Ramos writing book on immigration’”, book announcement, 12/12

Online – WFMZ 69 News — “ ‘Univision’ anchor Jorge Ramos writing book on immigration’”, book announcement, 12/12

Online – The Journal Gazette, “ ‘Univision’ anchor Jorge Ramos writing book on immigration’”, book announcement, 12/12

NATIONAL/Online – Townhall, “ ‘Univision’ anchor Jorge Ramos writing book on immigration’”, book announcement, 12/12

Texas/Online – Grande Communications, “ ‘Univision’ anchor Jorge Ramos writing book on immigration’”, book announcement, 12/12

Brooklyn, NY/Online – Synacor, “ ‘Univision’ anchor Jorge Ramos writing book on immigration’”, book announcement, 12/12

NATIONAL—MSNBC-TV, Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, interview, 2/26

NATIONAL—MSNBC-TV, Katy Tur, interview, 2/27

NATIONAL—People en Espanol, interview, March issue

NATIONAL—NPR, Weekend Edition, interview, 3/4

NATIONAL—Kirkus Review, nice review, 1/15 issue (online 12/24)

NATIONAL—Booklist, nice review, Feb 1 issue

NATIONAL—Vanity Fair, Hot Type, March issue