Susan J. Terrio is Professor of Anthropology at Georgetown University. She is author of Judging Mohammed: Juvenile Delinquency, Immigration, and Exclusion at the Paris Palace of Justice and Crafting the Culture and History of French Chocolate.
"This volume is neither conservative nor liberal. It is a balanced presentation of the system, pro and con, for handling undocumented children who come to this country on their own or because they are brought here. . . . Incredibly readable and insightful. An exceptional book that does real justice to an enormously important topic. . . . Highly Recommended." - K. E. Murphy,, CHOICE connect
"Susan Terrio did an excellent job at exposing a major issue in the American government.... This book rightly argues that the United States has a long way to go before it is a positive influence on immigrant children who need to spend time in custody." - Journal of Youth and Adolescence
- New York Journal of Books
"A powerful and timely exposure of the institutional violence suffered by migrant minors in federal custody who are being detained under two competing agendas—mandatory detention in custodial facilities and removal proceedings in immigration courts. . . . Whose Child Am I? underscores the imperative of immigration reform for both practical and humanitarian reasons."
"Writing with flair, clarity, and social purpose, Terrio’s extensive use of personal narratives is the strongest aspect of this book. A signi?cant contribution to those interested in Central American–origin Latinas/os, Latina/o incarceration, Latina/o migration, and childhood studies. " - Latino Studies