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Adults’ Book Recommendations:

Immigrant and Refugee Voices




  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Refugees

  • Viet Thanh Nguyen



A Chinaman’s Chance: One Family’s Journey and the Chinese American Dream

  • Eric Liu

An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice

  • Khizr Khan

The Book of Isaias: A Child of Hispanic Immigrants Seeks His Own America

  • Daniel Connolly

Brown Album: Essays on Exile and Identity

  • Porochista Khakpour

City of Dreams: The 400-year Epic History of Immigrant New York

  • Tyler Anbinder

Enrique’s Journey

  • Sonia Nazario

The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of An American Life

  • Lauren Markham

In the Country We Love: My Family Divided

  • Diane Guerrero

Integration Nation: Immigrants, Refugees, and America at Its Best

  • Susan E. Eaton

The Making of a Dream: How A Group of Young Undocumented Immigrants Helped Change What It Means to be American

  • Laura Wides-Munoz

Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds

  • Pamela Rotner Sakamoto

Never Look An American in the Eye: A Memoir: Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Makings of A Nigerian American

  • Okey Ndibe

The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom

  • Helen Thorpe

One Mighty and Irresistible Tide: The Epic Struggle Over American Immigration, 1924-1965

  • Jia Lynn Yang

The Rose Hotel: A Memoir of Secrets, Loss, and Love From Iran to America

  • Rahimeh Andalibian

We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future

  • Deepa Iyer