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Immigrant Writings: Adult and YA

Crossing Into America
Crossing Into America The New Literature of Immigration (Book - 2003 ) 810.8 C and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Fiction, memoir, poetry, and personal essays by new immigrants.

Crossing the Blvd
Crossing the Blvd Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens in A New America By Lehrer, Warren (Book - 2003 ) 305.9069 L and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Two documentary artists produce a vibrant portrait of Queens, New York City’s most ethnically diverse borough.

The Dew Breaker
The Dew Breaker By Danticat, Edwidge, 1969- (Book - 2004 ) FIC D and more… In-library use only at this time in some locations

Annotation:A Haitian immigrant to New York cannot escape his dark political past.

Displaced Persons
Displaced Persons Growing up American After the Holocaust By Berger, Joseph, 1945- (Book - 2001 ) B Berger and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A journalist chronicles the hardships and joys of his Polish Jewish family, Holocaust survivors who migrated to New York City in 1950. Autobiography.

For Matrimonial Purposes
For Matrimonial Purposes By Daswani, Kavita, 1964- (Book - 2003 ) FIC D Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:After obtaining permission from her family, 33-year-old Anju leaves Bombay to look for a husband in America.

The Interpreter
The Interpreter By Kim, Suki, 1970- (Book - 2003 ) In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:While translating a witness’s testimony from Korean to English, Suzy Park discovers that her parents’ deaths were not a result of random violence.

Jonah and Sarah
Jonah and Sarah Jewish Stories of Russia and America By Shraer-Petrov, David (Book - 2003 ) FIC S Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Thirteen stories bearing testimony of the author’s setting roots in the U.S.

The Other Face of America
The Other Face of America Chronicles of the Immigrants Shaping Our Future By Ramos, Jorge, 1958- (Book - 2002 ) 973.0468 R and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A journalistic collection of 49 pieces depicting the lives and cultures of Hispanics in the U.S.

Raw Silk
Raw Silk By Alexander, Meena, 1951- (Book - 2004 ) 811 Alexander and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:East meets west in the poet’s vivid reflections of being an immigrant and a woman.

Song of the Water Saints
Song of the Water Saints By Rosario, Nelly, 1972- (Book - 2002 ) In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:The tragedy of Graciela, a young Dominican woman, provides the backdrop for this provocative intergenerational story.

We Won't Budge
We Won't Budge A Malaria Memoir By Diawara, Manthia, 1953- (Book - 2003 ) B Diawara All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Diawara, a Malian native, revisits his early years and reflects on the racism confronting today’s immigrants. Autobiography.

Ask Me No Questions
Ask Me No Questions By Budhos, Marina Tamar (Book - 2006 ) All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Nadira’s father is arrested and detained at the Canadian border.

Behind the Mountains
Behind the Mountains By Danticat, Edwidge, 1969- (Book - 2002 ) FIC D and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Celiane’s diary records her journey from Haiti to Brooklyn.

Burro Genius
Burro Genius A Memoir By Villaseñor, Victor (Book - 2004 ) B Villasenor and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A Mexican-American author looks back upon his life.

Enrique's Journey
Enrique's Journey By Nazario, Sonia (Book - 2006 ) 305.2308 N and more… All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A Honduran boy searches to find his mother.

Finding Miracles
Finding Miracles By Alvarez, Julia (Book - 2006 ) FIC A and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Adopted and now living in Vermont, Milagros explores her Latino heritage.

First Crossing
First Crossing Stories About Teen Immigrants (Book - 2004 ) 808.831 F and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Stories of immigrant teens from many nations reveal unique and common experiences of coming to America.

Fresh Off the Boat
Fresh Off the Boat By De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971- (Book - 2005 ) All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A Cuban immigrant finds her place in a new school.

The Lost Boys of Sudan
The Lost Boys of Sudan An American Story of the Refugee Experience By Bixler, Mark, 1970- (Book - 2005 ) 962.4043 B and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Young African men start life over after years on the run.

Something About America
Something About America By Testa, Maria (Book - 2005 ) 811 Testa Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A refugee family fleeing ethnic hatred in Kosovo confronts racism in Maine in this novel written as poetry.

A Step From Heaven
A Step From Heaven By An, Na, 1972- (Book - 2002 ) All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A young woman works to bridge two worlds: Korea and America.

The Story of My Life
The Story of My Life An Afghan Girl on the Other Side of the Sky By Ahmedi, Farah (Book - 2005 ) B Ahmedi and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Ahmedi, Farah with Tamim Ansary | Simon Spotlight, © 2005 | B Ahmedi A feisty teen and her mother flee war-torn Kabul, ending up in Chicago.

When the Spirits Dance Mambo
When the Spirits Dance Mambo Growing up Nuyorican in El Barrio By Vega, Marta Moreno (Book - 2004 ) All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Growing up Nuyorican in El Barrio, a scholar honors revered traditions.

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This booklist was prepared by the following staff members of the The New York Public Library: Ismael Alicea, Susan Gitman, Sandra Payne, Susan Pine. Selected titles appearing on this booklist may be available in recorded, Braille, or large print versions. Please contact the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011-4211, 212.206.5400, 212.206.5458 (TTY) This booklist is supported in part by the New York State Coordinated Outreach Services Grant. (March 2006).


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