Book cover of The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story by Aaron Bobrow - Strainby Aaron Bobrow-Strain

Winner of the 2020 Pacific Northwest Book Award | Winner of the 2020 Washington State Book Award | Named a 2019 Southwest Book of the Year | Shortlisted for the 2019 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize

What happens when an undocumented teen mother takes on the U.S. immigration system?

When Aida Hernandez was born in 1987 in Agua Prieta, Mexico, the nearby U.S. border was little more than a worn-down fence. Eight years later, Aida’s mother took her and her siblings to live in Douglas, Arizona. By then, the border had become one of the most heavily policed sites in America.

Interview with the Author

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Episode 54: Aaron Bobrow – Strain
6/21/21        33 min

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#97: Aida’s Story
7/12/19        25 min

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Writers LIVE! Aaron Bobrow-Strain, The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story
12/13/19          66 min

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