The Immigrant Experience Through Literature: Biography and Memoir
Annotation:A Colombian street kid manages to bring his family to the US.
Annotation:In beautifully written essays, Mori examines the ways in which truth is circumvented in America and in her native Japan.
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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.