Dan-el Padilla Peralta's new autobiography, Undocumented: A Dominican Boy's Odyssey From a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League, will be published by Penguin in July.
From Penguin Press: "Dan-el Padilla Peralta has lived the American dream. As a boy, he came here legally with his family. Together they left Santo Domingo behind, but life in New York City was harder than they imagined. Their visas lapsed, and Dan-el’s father returned home. But Dan-el’s courageous mother was determined to make a better life for her bright sons...Undocumented is a classic story of the triumph of the human spirit. It also is the perfect cri de coeur for the debate on comprehensive immigration reform."