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By Tim Z. Hernandez

All they are 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 via the U.S. executive. Outraged that media stories passed over purely the names of the Mexican passengers, American people icon Woody Guthrie penned a poem that went directly to turn into the most very important protest songs of the 20th century, “Plane break at Los Gatos (Deportee).” It was once an try to repair the consideration of the nameless lives whose unidentified is still have been buried in an unmarked mass grave in California’s crucial Valley. for almost seven many years, the song’s message will be carried on via 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 acquaintances 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, old files, and eyewitness money owed, reconstructing the incident and the lives in the back of the mythical tune. This singularly unique account pushes narrative limitations, whereas tough perceptions of what it capability to be an immigrant in the US, yet extra importantly, it renders intimate pix 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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