Nonfiction Favoring and Discussing Cultural Reactions To Immigration
  • A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story, by Tom Gjelton
  • Strangers in Their Own Land, by Arlie Russell Hochschild
  • White Trash. The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, by Nancy Isenberg
  • America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States, by Erika Lee
  • Political Tribes, Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations, by Amy Chua
  • Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, by Gordon Chang
  • The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics, and the law that Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America, by Daniel Okrent
  • A Nation of Immigrants, by John. F. Kennedy
  • The New Americans, How the Melting Pot Can Work Again, by Michael Barone
  • Immigrants OUT! The New Nativism and the Anti-Immigrant Impulse in the United States, edited by Juan F. Perea
  • The Unmaking of Americans How Multiculturalism Has Undermined America’s Assimilation Ethic, by John J. Miller
  • How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization, by Franklin Foer
  • The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, by Kao Kalia Yang
  • The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu
  • From Every End of This Earth: 11 Families and the New Lives They Made in America, by Steven V. Roberts
  • The Maya of Morganton, by Leon Fink
  • World of Our Fathers: The Journey of East European Jews to America, by Irving Howe
  • Becoming Americans: Four Centuries of Immigrant Writing, forward by Pete Hamill, edited by Illan Stavans
  • The Uprooted, by Oscar Handlin
  • Enrique’s Journey, The story of a boy’s dangerous odyssey to reunite with his mother, by Sonia Nazario
  • A Good Provider is One Who Leaves, by Jason DeParle
  • Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa, by Rigoberto Gonzalez
  • Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League, by Dan-el Padilla Peralta
  • American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood, by Marie Arana
  • Brother, I’m Dying, by Edwidge Danticat
  • You’re Not an American Citizen: Citizenship Stripping from Dred Scott to the Dreamers, by Amanda Frost
  • Separated: Inside an American Tragedy, by Jacob Soboroff
  • Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America, by Ronald Takaki
  • Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans, by Ronald Takaki
  • Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People, by Helen Zia
  • The Making of Asian America: A History, by Erika Lee
  • Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island, 1910-1940, Edited by Him Mark Lai, Genny Lim, and Judy Yung
  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures, by Anne Fadiman
  • America is in the Heart, by Carlos Bulosan
  • Separated: Family and Community in the Aftermath of an Immigration Raid, by William Lopez
  • Lives in the Balance: Asylum Adjudication in the Department of Homeland Security, by Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Philip C. Schrag, and Andrew Shonoeltz
  • Migrating to Prison: America’s Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants, by César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández
  • Baby Jails: The Fight to End Incarceration of Refugee Children in America, by Philip C. Schrag
  • Here we Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares, by Aarti Namdev Shahani
Fiction About Immigrants and the Immigrant Experience
  • Americanah, A Novel, Chimamanda Igozi Adichie
  • Mao’s Last Dancer, by Li Cunxin
  • Typical American, by Gish Jen
  • Call it Sleep, by Henry Roth
  • The Leavers, by Lisa Ko
  • Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee
  • The Book of Unknown Americans, a Novel, by Critsina Henriquez
  • Sour Heart, by Jenny Zhang
  • My Notorious Life, by Kate Manning
  • Buddha in the Attic, by Julie Otsuka
  • The Tortilla Curtain, T.C. Boyle
  • The Beekeeper of Aleppo, by Chritsy Lefteri
  • Exit West, by Moshin Hamid
  • Behold the Dreamers: A Novel, by Imbolo Mbue
  • America is Not the Heart, by Elaine Castillo
  • Native Speaker, by Chang-Rae Lee
  • Prayers for the Stolen, by Jennifer Clement
  • On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, by Ocean Vuong
  • Lost Children Archive, a Novel, by Valeia Luiselli
  • Open City, by Teju Cole
  • The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, by Heidi W. Durrow
  • When I Walk Through that Door, I Am: An Immigrant Mother’s Quest, by Jimmy Santiago Baca
  • Skinship, by Yoon Cho
  • “Sa-i-gu” by Ishle Park (poetry)
  • Our Stories Carried Us Here, (graphic novel), by Zaynab Abdi, Mary Anne & Sergio Cenoch, Zurya Anjum, Alex Tsipenyuk, Ruth Mekolum, Amara Solomon Kamara, Karelin, Vy Loung, Craig Moodie, Aziz Kamal
Books By and About Immigration Lawyers
  • DREAMers Nightmare: The U.S. War on Immigrant Latinx Children, by Arturo Jimenez
  • Kissing Fidel, A Memoir of Cuban American Terrorism in the United States, by Magda Montiel Davis
  • Self, Divided, by John Medeiros
  • The Right Way, by Skyler Anderson
  • John Lennon vs. The U.S.A.: The Inside Story of the Most Bitterly Contested and Influential Deportation Case in United States History, by Leon Wildes
  • Try to Remember, by Iris Gomez
  • Our American Dream, by Fiona McEntee (Children’s literature)
  • Being Sheela: The Life Journey of an Immigration Lawyer, by Adithi Rao
  • No Human Is Illegal, by J.J. Mulligan Sepulveda
  • Banned: Immigration Enforcement in the Time of Trump, by Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia
  • The Battle to Stay In America, by Michael Kagan
  • Becoming a U.S. Citizen: A Guide to the Law, Exam & Interview, by Ilona Bray
  • Immigration & Nationality Law: Problems and Strategies, 2d edition, by Lenni Benson, Stephen Yale-Loehr, Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia
  • The Asylumist: How to Seek Asylum in the United States and Keep Your Sanity, by Jason Dzubow
  • Safe Haven in America: Battles to Open the Golden Door, by Michael Wildes
  • Court of Injustice: Law Without Recognition in U.S. Immigration, by J.C. Slayer
  • Green Card Stories, by Stephen Yale-Loehr
  • Defining America Through Immigration Policy, by Bill Ong Hing
  • Making and Remaking Asian America Through Immigration Policy, by Bill Ong Hing
Children’s Literature Focusing on Immigration
  • Two White Rabbits, by Jairo Buitrago (Preschool)
  • The Seeds of Friendship, by Michael Foreman (Preschool)
  • Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain, by Russell Freedman (Elementary School)
  • My Name is Sangoel, by Karen Williams (Elementary School)
  • My Two Blankets, by Irena Kobald (Elementary School)
  • The Only Road, by Alexandra Diaz (Elementary School)
  • A Different Pond, by Bao Phi (Elementary School)
  • Dear Baobab, by Cheryl Foggo (Elementary School)
  • Color of Home, by Mary Hoffman (Elementary School)
  • A Shelter in Our Car, by Monica Gunning (Elementary School)
  • Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote, by Duncan Tonatiuh (Elementary School)
  • My Diary from Here to There, by Amada Irma Perez (Elementary School)
  • My Name is Jorge, by Jane Medina (Elementary School)
  • My Dog Is Lost, by Ezra Jack Keats (Elementary School)
  • Chocolate Milk, Por Favor, by Maria Dismondy (Elementary School)
  • The Quiet Place, by Sarah Stewart (Elementary School)
  • From North to South, by Rene Colato Lainez (Elementary School)
  • A Movie in My Pillow, by Jorge Argueta (Elementary School)
  • My Shoes and I, by Rene Colato Lainez (Elementary School)
  • Home at Last, by Susan Middleton Elya (Elementary School)
  • When This World Was New, by D.H. Figueredo (Elementary School)
  • One Green Apple, by Eve Bunting (Elementary School)
  • My Name is Yoon, by Helen Recorvits (Elementary School)
  • Here I Am, by Patti Kim (Elementary School)
  • Hannah Is My Name, by Belle Young (Elementary School)
  • Angel Child, Dragon Child, by Michele Maria Surat (Elementary School)
  • My Chinatown: One Year in Poems, by Kam Mak (Elementary School)
  • Good-bye, 382 Shin Dang Dong, by Frances Park (Elementary School)
  • Tea With Milk, by Allen Say (Elementary School)
  • Lailah’s Lunchbox, by Reem Faruqi (Elementary School)
  • I’m New Here, by Anne Sibley O’Brien (Elementary School)
  • Mama the Alien, by Rene Colato Lainez (ages 4+)
  • Yo Soy Muslim, by Mark Gonzales (ages 4+)
  • What is a Refugee, By Elisa Gravel (ages 3-7)
  • Danbi Leads the School Parade, by Anna Kim (ages 3-7)
  • The Name Jar, by Yangsook Choi (ages 4-8)
  • Carmela Full of Wishes, by Matt de la Pena (ages 4-8)
  • The Wall in the Middle of the Book, by Jon Agee (ages 4-8)
  • Dreamers, by Yuji Morales (ages 4-8)
  • Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation, by Edwidge Danticat (ages 5-8)
  • We Came to America, by Faith Ringgold (ages 5-8)
  • All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel, by Dan Yaccarino (ages 5-9)
  • When Stars are Scattered, by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed (ages 8-12)
  • Kiki and Jacques, by Susan Ross (ages 8-12)
  • One Good Thing About America, by Ruth Freeman (ages 8-12)
  • Count Me In, by Varsha Bajaj (ages 10+)
  • Denied, Detained, Deported: Stories from the Dark Side of American Immigration by Ann Bausum (ages 10+)
  • Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card, by Sara Saedi (Young Adult)
  • Enrique’s Journey, by Sonia Nazario (Young Adult edition)
  • American Street, by Ibi Zoboi (Young Adult)

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