Documenting the plight of children trying to cross into the U.S.

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Valeria Luiselli. Credit: Diego Berruecos Gatopardo.

What does it mean to be a child refugee or migrant? Whose lives are worth documenting and recording? Writer Valeria Luiselli contemplates those questions and more in her new novel called “Lost Children Archive.” It’s structured as a sort of archaeological project. The book is filled with lists, notes, maps, and polaroid photographs.


The cover of “Lost Children Archive.” Credit: Knopf.