The Immigrant Experience Through Literature: For Young Adults

Almost A Woman
Almost A Woman By Santiago, Esmeralda (Book - 1998 ) B Santiago S Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Negi moves from Puerto Rico to Brooklyn and falls in love.

The Circuit
The Circuit Stories From the Life of A Migrant Child By Jiménez, Francisco, 1943- (Book - 1997 ) FIC J All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A family's odyssey of impermanence, poverty and hope.

The Colors of Freedom
The Colors of Freedom Immigrant Stories By Bode, Janet (Book - 1999 ) 305.8009 B and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Fears, dreams, recipes, photos and more from immigrant teens.

The Cook's Family
The Cook's Family By Yep, Laurence, 1948- (Book - 1998 ) FIC Y All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Robin discovers her Chinese heritage.

Desert Flower
Desert Flower The Extraordinary Journey of A Desert Nomad By Dirie, Waris (Book - 1998 )

Annotation:A young girl tries to flee her culture's traditions.

Las Christmas
Las Christmas Favorite Latino Authors Share Their Holiday Memories (Book - 1998 ) 394.2663 C and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Celebrated Latino authors recount their memories of Christmas.

Remix Conversations With Immigrant Teenagers By Budhos, Marina Tamar (Book - 1999 ) 920.0083 B

Annotation:Finding their way in America.

Something to Declare
Something to Declare By Alvarez, Julia (Book - 1998 ) 814 Alvarez and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Alvarez learns to write about her heritage.

The Year of Our Revolution
The Year of Our Revolution New and Selected Stories and Poems By Cofer, Judith Ortiz, 1952- (Book - 1998 ) 818 Ortiz Cofer and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Even in America there is a price to pay for love.

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The extraordinary ethnic diversity of the United States is due to the vast numbers of immigrants who have settled here. Many Americans today grew up listening to stories from their parents or grandparents about what it was like to come to a new country and struggle to build a life for themselves and their families. In relocating from one country to another, newcomers have had to find a way to make a living, in addition to adjusting to an unfamiliar culture and often a new language. Through expressive novels, short stories, poetry, plays, biographies and memoirs that have been recently published, the books on this list describe the immigrant experience by those who have lived it.


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