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Dr. Vu’s Hot Reads!
Immigrant and Refugee Stories
100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World (2020). Rebel Girls.
All the Broken Pieces by Ann Burg (2012). Scholastic
Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal (2018). Candlewick Press.
Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border by Perkins and Palacios (2019). Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Blue Sky White Stars by Sarvinder Naberhaus (2017). Dial Books.
The Border: My Journey With Papa/ La Frontera: El viaje con papa by Mills, Alva (2018). Scholastic.
Counting Kindness: Ten Ways to Welcome Refugee Children by Kurman (2020). Charlesbridge.
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin by Duncan Tonatiuh. (2010). Abrams Books.
A Different Pond by Bao Phi (2017). Capstone Young Readers.
Displacement by Kiku Hughes (2020). First Second.
Dreamers by Yuyi Morales (2018). Neal Porter Books.
Escape from Syria by Samya Kullab (2017). Scholastic
Escape to Freedom by Allan Zullo (2017). Scholastic
Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan (2000). Scholastic.
Eyes that Speak to the Stars by Joanna Ho (2022). HarperCollins.
Front Desk by Kelly Yang (2019). Scholastic.
I am Malala (Young Reader’s Edition), How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Yousafzai, McCormick (2014). Scholastic.
Illegal by Eoin Colfer (2018). Scholastic.
Imagine by Juan Felipe Herrera (2018). Candlewick Press.
I’m an Immigrant Too! by Mem Fox (2018). Beach Lane Books.
Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai (2013). HarperCollins Publishers.
Kalamata’s Kitchen by Sara Thomas (2021). Random House.
Laila’s Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story by Reem Faruqi (2015). Tilbury House.
Land of Cranes by Aida Salazer (2020). Scholastic.
The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah (2018). Scholastic
Lubna and Pebble by Wendy Meddour (2019). Dial Books.
Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai (2017). Little Brown Books for Young Readers.
The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi (2003). Dragonfly Books.
New From Here by Kelly Yang (2022). Scholastic.
Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga (2019). Balzer & Bray/Harperteen Books.
Our World is a Family by Miry Whitehill and Jennifer Jackson (2022). Sourcebooks.
Outcasts United, The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town by Warren St. John (2013). Scholastic.
Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist by Julie Leung (2019). Schwartz & Wade.
A Piece of Home by Jeri Watts (2016). Scholastic.
Playing at the Border: A Story of Yo-Yo Ma by Joanna Ho (2021). HarperCollins.
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Muhammad and Ali (2019). Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
Refugee by Alan Gratz (2017). Scholastic.
Three Keys by Kelly Yang (2021). Scholastic.
They Called Us Enemy by George Takai (2019) Top Shelf Productions.
Tomatoes for Neela by Padma Laksmi (2021). Viking Books.
Watercress by Andrea Wang (2021). Neal Porter Books.
What is a Refugee? By Elise Gravel (2019). Schwartz & Wade.
Where are You From? By Yamile Saied Mendez (2019). Scholastic.
Wishes by Muon Thi Van (2021). Orchard Books.
Write to Me by Cynthia Grady (2019). Charlesbridge.
Yes We Will by Kelly Yang (2022). Scholastic.
Yoko by Rosemary Wells (2009). Scholastic.
Yo-Yo & Yeou-Cheng Ma: Finding Their Way by Ai-Ling Louie (2012). Dragoneagle Press.
Immigrant and refugee stories for adult (more mature) readers
The Hundred Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey by Dawn MacKeen (2017)
The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen (2018)
The Crossing: My Journey to the Shattered Heart of Syria by Samar Yazbek (2016)
The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen (2019)
A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende (2020)
The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You by Dina Nayeri (2020)
Voices on the Move: An Anthology by and about Refugees edited by Domnica Radulescu and Roxana Cazan (2020)
City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp by Ben Rawlence (2016)
The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life by Lauren Markham (2017)
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui (2017)