Crossing the Blvd: Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens in a New America

Crossing the Blvd: Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens in a New America

by Warren Lehrer, Judith Sloan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393324662
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/04/2003
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Award winning writer, designer and photographer Warren Lehrer, and actress, writer and oral historian Judith Sloan—a married couple—live in Queens where they co-founded EarSay, a non-profit arts organization. Their multimedia projects portray lives of the uncelebrated, bridging the divide between documentary and expressive forms. As part of this project they produced Crossing the BLVD documentaries for New York Public Radio.

Award winning writer, designer and photographer Warren Lehrer, and actress, writer and oral historian Judith Sloan—a married couple—live in Queens where they co-founded EarSay, a non-profit arts organization. Their multimedia projects portray lives of the uncelebrated, bridging the divide between documentary and expressive forms. As part of this project they produced Crossing the BLVD documentaries for New York Public Radio.

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Crossing the Blvd: Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens in a New America 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Crossing the BLVD was a beautiful and enlightening compilation of stories. Well crafted, and aesthetically interesting, Crossing the BLVD allowed me to gain a whole new perspective on the immigrant experience in the United States. It can be very easy to dissociate from the topic of immigration in the United States and assume that everyones experience is the same, this book was very humanizing and offers countless sides to the story. Intriguing, and page turning, everyone should read this book to hear real stories from real people!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was expecting this book to be a lot more interesting than it was. A lot of the stories were rather boring. There are a lot of great immigration tales out there, but I don't feel that the author portrayed them in an interesting manner. Also, the font kept changing, with 3 different fonts and 3 different stories being mixed on one page. Very hard to follow in that respect.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. The stories are engaging and fascinating. I even went out to Astoria to visit one of the people portrayed in the book. When I told Labib how wonderful his story was, the couple at the table next to me also had a copy of the book and went to the restaraunt for the same reason I did: They just had to meet these people in person. These stories are inspiring and thought provoking. Well done! I can't wait for the movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Page by page, frame by frame, Crossing the Blvd introduces the reader to the most ethnically diverse locality in the United States, Queens. The lives, images, sounds and stories of new immigrants and refugees resonate profoundly. Each page has a texture that brings to life the incredible stories of strangers who by the end of your reading experience become your neighbors. Reading the book reminded me of a documentary film. The book is a visual experience. The hard cover comes with an audio CD. The soundtrack to the book is an array of amazing compositions that stay with you. EXPERIENCE THIS BOOK! Crossing the BLVD is a testament of our present condition as Americans.