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By Tim Z. Hernandez

All they're going to name You is the harrowing account of “the worst plane catastrophe in California’s history,” which claimed the lives of thirty-two passengers, together with twenty-eight Mexican citizens—farmworkers who have been being deported through the U.S. executive. Outraged that media experiences passed over purely the names of the Mexican passengers, American folks icon Woody Guthrie penned a poem that went directly to turn into the most vital protest songs of the 20th century, “Plane damage at Los Gatos (Deportee).” It used to be an try to fix the distinction of the nameless lives whose unidentified continues to be have been buried in an unmarked mass grave in California’s vital Valley. for almost seven a long time, the song’s message will be carried on by way of the best artists of our time, together with Pete Seeger, Dolly Parton, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez, but the query posed in Guthrie’s lyrics, “Who are those associates all scattered like dry leaves?” may stay unanswered—until now.

Combining years of painstaking investigative learn and masterful storytelling, award-winning writer Tim Z. Hernandez weaves an enthralling narrative from testimony, historic documents, and eyewitness money owed, reconstructing the incident and the lives in the back of the mythical music. This singularly unique account pushes narrative limitations, whereas tough perceptions of what it capacity to be an immigrant in the USA, yet extra importantly, it renders intimate pictures of the person souls who, regardless of social prestige, race, or nationality, shared a typical destiny one frigid morning in January 1948.

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