2014 American Educational Studies Association Critics Choice Award Winner
A crucial story of hope and opportunity. . . . Reyes has written an important book that makes a compelling case for how schooling can be changed by implementing the humanizing strategies of CAMP.
—Teachers College Press
This is a major contribution to the field of educational ethnography and Latino studies. Since the book focuses on young people who move from 'at risk' to success, it offers the rare opportunity to examine the lives of those who transcend struggle to attain positive outcomes.
—Julio Cammarota, author of Sueños Americanos: Barrio Youth Negotiating Social and Cultural Identities
This book presents rich data that will further the study of non-traditional Latina/o college students. The Communities of Practice theoretical framework used is important and intersects well with other literature on identity and agency and education in the manuscript.
—Luis Urrieta Jr., author of Working from Within: Chicana and Chicano Activist Educators in Whitestream Schools
With the increase in Latina/o students enrolling in college, this work is critical to ensure that more students of marginalized communities are successful in college and beyond.
—American Journal of Education