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Little Bee
by: Chris Cleave

Little Bee traverses the story of an asylum-seeking Nigerian and a British magazine editor who meet during the Niger Delta oil conflict. Truly, this is an amazing story of humanizing immigrants. 

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The Sun is Also a Star
by: Nicola Yoon

The Sun is Also a Star relays a brilliant story of a Jamaican immigrant whose father's DUI forces them to leave New York City. But, on her last day in the city, she meets the son of Korean immigrants, and everything changes.

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When the Moon is Low
by: Nadia Hashimi

Set in a Taliban-involved nation, after husband's death, schoolteacher Fereiba must escape her home and seek refuge with her sister in England. 

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Brooklyn
by: Colm Tóibín

Brooklyn relays the story of Ellis Lacey, an Irish immigrant, who moves to Brooklyn, but leaves behind her family. Just as she finds hope and love in America, home comes calling.

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The Secret Side of Empty
by: Maria E. Andreu

M.T. is s straight-A student, with a loyal best-friend and a budding romance, but as her senior year approaches, her status as an undocumented immigrant begins to challenge everything she has worked for.

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Americanah
by: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Ifemelu leaves war-torn Nigeria to seek an Ivy-League education in the United States, but, regardless of her academic success, Ifemelu must learn to deal with being something she never has been before: black.

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Something in Between
by: Melissa De La Cruz

Something in Between follows Jasmine, in love with the son of a Congressman who is vehemently anti-immigrant. But, what her boyfriend doesn't know is that Jasmine is the one thing his father seems to be trying to eradicate.

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Enrique's Journey
by: Sonia Nazario
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Enrique's mother left him in Honduras when he was 5 years old, but, now 17, he leaves the war-torn country to find his mother in America. Based on a true story. 

A Long Walk to Water
by: Linda Sue PArk

A Long Walk to Water relays the story of two eleven year old children and their lives in war-torn Sudan in two time periods. This is an excellent read that covers dilemmas such as the human condition, privilege, etc. 

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Inside Out and Back Again
by: Thanhha Lai

Inside Out and Back Again follows the story of a young girl's immigration from Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon to rural Alabama. Told in verse, this story tells the story of immigration from the unique perspective of a child. 

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Gingolandia
by: Lyn Miller-Lachmann

After his father's arrest for publishing an underground newspaper about the Chilean regime in 1980, Daniel's family flees to America, where Daniel enjoys his life, but constantly wonders about whether he will ever get his citizenship

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