Most of us are descended from people who chose to immigrate to this country in search of a better life, a tradition which continues to this day. Take a look at these titles featuring the lives of modern-day immigrants.
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A full-color illustrated collection profiles inspiring immigrants from every single country in the world, from tiny Monaco to massive Russia, celebrating the incredible range of what it means to be an American. (Atlas Pub.)
From an award-winning actress and political activist comes a vibrant and varied collection of first person accounts from prominent figures—including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani, Roxane Gay and many more—about the experience of growing up between cultures. (Atlas Pub.)
A young Somalian, who learned English through American pop culture uses his skills to post secret dispatches to the Internet and NPR after a radical Islamist group comes to power and until he finally wins a visa lottery to emigrate. (Atlas Pub.)
The journalist and immigration-rights activist presents a memoir relating how he was sent from the Philippines to the U.S. as a child, his discovery of his undocumented status as a teenager, and his decision to reveal his immigration status publicly in 2011. (Baker & Taylor)
An investigative reporter describes the lives of the Comodas family over several decades and three generations and shows the impact of global migration and how it has reordered economics, politics, and culture around the world. (Baker and Taylor)
Explores the great Mexican-American migration of the 1980s through the author's experiences moving to Philadelphia in 1987 and making friends with two other Mexican men and one Mexican-American. (Baker & Taylor)
The ballroom dancer famed for his appearances on "Dancing with the Stars" relates the failures and successes that have shaped his life, from his early childhood in Ukraine, to growing up as an immigrant in the U.S., to his rise to international fame. (Baker & Taylor)
Traces the lives of twenty-two immigrant teens throughout the course of a year at Denver's South High School who attended a specially created English Language Acquisition class and who were helped to adapt through strategic introductions to American culture. (Baker & Taylor)
Tells the story of how, with the help of two inspiring science teachers, four undocumented Mexican immigrants in Arizona put together an underwater robot from scavenged parts and went on to win the National Underwater Robotics Competition at UC Santa Barbara. (Atlas Pub.)
Draws on the author's firsthand experiences and years of reporting to examine the worldwide anti-immigrant backlash and to outline timely reasons for why the United States and the West would benefit from accepting more immigrants. (Baker & Taylor)