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  • Study Guide: The Land of Open Graves by Jason De León

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality instructional study guides for challenging works of literature. This audio study guide for The Land of Open Graves by Jason De Léon includes detailed summary and analysis of each chapter and an in-depth exploration of the book’s multiple symbols, motifs, and themes such as deterrence of immigration and the American Dream of border crossers. Featured content also includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay questions, and discussion topics. 

The Land of Open Graves is a work of nonfiction by anthropologist and MacArthur "Genius" Fellow Jason De León. The book argues that the US government uses the Sonora Desert on the US-Mexico border as a deterrent for illegal migration and as “a killing field” capable of killing migrants and erasing evidence of their existence. 

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