Individual Author Record
Libman lives in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional Information
Libman teaches English as a Second Language at Truman College in Chicago. Prior to that, he was the executive director of the Tibetan Resettlement Project-Chicago. Jeff has worked in the production of documentary programming for national public television. In addition, he is a singer-songwriter.
- An Immigrant Class, Flying Kite, Inc., 2004
Titles At Your Library
An Immigrant Class: Oral Histories from Chicago's Newest Immigrants
Flying Kite, Inc.. 2004
An Immigrant Class documents the immigrant experience through 20 first-person stories and duotone photographs of recent immigrants to Chicago from around the world. Each immigrant reveals the unique elements of life before immigration, the circumstances that motivated the move, the experience of immigrating, and the impressions of life and identity that continue to unfold and change in the United States. Through the voices and images of those who have made this journey, An Immigrant Class shares the hopes, fears, tragedies and triumphs that make up the complexity of the immigrant experience. Some share their expectations and encounters with success, freedom and opportunity. Others tell of their disappointments, frustrations and regrets, but all have come, like many before and many after them, to make a new home in the United States.
An Immigrant Class was awarded the Chicago Book Clinic's 2005 Crystal Book Award for excellence in non-fiction at the 54th annual Book and Media Show in November, 2005.