“J.P. Bone has not only produced a novel worthy of reading on its literary merits, but his ILLEGALS is also an extraordinary story which captures the human drama of the everyday struggles experienced by Latino immigrants in their quest for survival and social justice.”
Carlos Muñoz, Jr., Professor Emeritus University of California, Berkeley

“J. P. Bone’s novel ILLEGALS is a rarity in contemporary literature — a story which boldly and vividly presents a piece of contemporary history, told through characters who cannot fail to move you with their anguish and their courage. I am reminded of Upton Sinclair and John Steinbeck, who did not hesitate to confront the most urgent issues of their day through their fiction. ILLEGALS is a political novel that touches the heart. I hope it is widely read.”
Howard Zinn, author, A People’s History of the United States

“I read Illegals with great enjoyment (possibly not the best word for a story both depressing  and uplifting). JP Bone has captured the essence of a certain piece of our society’s experience today.”
Eric Foner, Pulitizer Prize winning historian, author,  The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery

“J. P. Bone proves that where there is a will there is a way, and that in the midst of pain, struggle, and sacrifice, no human should be ‘illegal.’”
Jesse “Chuy” Varela, Writer, journalist and jazz historian

“ILLEGALS is rare uplifting literary work. It cites chapter and verse the details of the exploitation of working people from Latin America by the corporate colossus up north. It paints a bleak picture of immigrants’ plight, yet offers inspiring hope for those who dare to work together in solidarity.”
Studs Terkel, Pulitzer Prize winning author

“ILLEGALS is a powerful story of humanity, hope, and faith from the hearts of the exploited Latino poor in their struggle for justice.”
Martin Sheen, Emmy Award winning actor

“ILLEGALS is, in a way, everyone’s story. As a nation of immigrants, most of our families had to find a way, by hook or crook, to get into this country. It wasn’t always pretty. Most have forgotten how it was that we happened to be Americans in the first place. A book like this reminds us that the struggle to enjoy the “freedom” promised in America is exactly just that — still a struggle, still not available to all. I encourage you to read ILLEGALS not just for its powerful commentary, but because it’s a damn good read!”
Michael Moore, Academy Award winning director, author and activist

“ILLEGALS allows us to hear for the first time the voices of characters so far excluded from the chorus of American literature. Central American and Mexican immigrants who made the journey north to escape violence and poverty face the sweatshops of L.A. and union-busting tactics of the modern era. A direct descendant of Galarza’s Barrio Boy, Antonio, the Chicano organizer, must negotiate the treacherous terrain populated by corrupt union officials, powerful bosses, and frightened workers. ILLEGALS teaches us that the new immigrant workforce will not be passively exploited and that, despite postmodern pronouncements to the contrary, the grass roots political tactics of the past are hardly obsolete. It is a novel that tells the simple truth .”
Professor Jorge Mariscal, UC San Diego, author and activist

“Long before the Dream Act Movement came into being, J.P. Bone’s novel, ILLEGALS, presented the compelling story of a group of undocumented immigrant factory workers who risked deportation in order to demand better treatment as workers….the novel chronicles the genesis of a group’s collective coming to courage at a time when most undocumented immigrants remained silent about the abuses they experienced….the book is prophetic and revealing, ahead of its time in the way that it depicted a pan-Latino and cross-ethnic coalition of workers striving towards a common goal. Readers will enjoy the story as much as the characters.”
Alberto Ledesma, Author, Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer

 
 
ILLEGALS has been taught in classes ranging from Latin American Studies to English Literature at the New School for Social Research in New York, U.C. Berkeley, U.C. San Diego, Antioch University, The University of Washington, Monterey Bay State University and other universities and colleges nationwide.

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