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Reading the Immigration Experience

Do you want to learn more about immigration and immigrants — especially people coming from south of our border? We have many books available in our physical and digital collections to help you understand how they get here and the difficult reasons behind why they choose to come.

As we continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, our Book Clubs Manager, Anne, and Collections Development Manager, Betsey, have compiled a list of books in a mix of print and digital formats that describe the Hispanic immigrant experience.

Nonfiction

The Life and Death of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story by Aaron Bobrow*

Separated: An American Tragedy by Jacob Sabaroff

The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande

The Devil’s Highway: A True Story by Luis Alberto Urrea (Print)

Enrique’s Journey: The Story of a Boy’s Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother by Sonia Nazario

Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas (Print)

The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu (Print)

The Undocumented Americans by Karla Corneja Villavicencio

In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerro (Print)

The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona Borderlands by Margaret Regan (Print)

Stranger: The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era by Jorge Ramos (Print)

Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

*Washington State Book Award winner

Fiction

Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea (Print)

Everyone Knows You Go Home by Natalia Sylvester (Print)

Where We Come From by Oscar Caesares (Print)

The Gringo Champion by Aura Xilononen

Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Hererra (Print)

Tears of the Trufflepig by Fernando A. Flores (eAudiobook)

Lost Children Archive by Valerie Luiselli

The New American by Micheline Aharonian Marcom

Unaccompanied by Javier Zamora

Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henriquez


 

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