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Summary: In a unique collaboration with photographer and educator Wendy Ewald, eighteen immigrant teenagers create an alphabet defining their experiences in pictures and words. Wendy helped the teenagers pose for and design the photographs, interviewing them along the way about their own journeys and perspectives. America Border Culture Dreamer presents Wendy and the students' poignant and powerful...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.23 EWA

Small, Cathleen

Summary: What do Yoko Ono, Psy, and Pel have in common? They are all considered immigrants of extraordinary ability. What does this distinction mean, and how can someone earn it? Readers discover the answers to these and many more questions as they explore the lives of some of the most famous immigrants of extraordinary ability. The engaging, informative text provides readers with a closer look at this...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lucent Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.9 SMA

Torres Sanchez, Jenny

Summary: Pulga has his dreams. Chico has his grief. Pequeña has her pride. And these three teens have one another. But, none of them have illusions about the town they've grown up in and the dangers that surround them. Even with the love of family, threats lurk around every corner. And when those threats become all too real, the trio knows they have no choice but to run: from their country, from their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC TOR

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC TOR

Marcom, Micheline Aharonian

Summary: "Emilio thinks he is living the American Dream: his parents, who emigrated from Guatemala to California, sacrifice daily to make sure of it. And his life seems relatively normal until he turns sixteen. Like most teenagers, Emilio is determined to get his driver's license--however, his mother dissuades him from doing so. When Emilio asks why, his parents reveal a shocking secret: he is...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAR

Steel, Danielle

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Summary: The story of two World War II concentration camp survivors, the life they build together, and the son who faces struggles of his own as a first generation American determined to be his own person and achieve success.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC STE

Stefanovic, Sofija

Summary: "Originally told on-stage and adapted here for the page, these 36 fascinating, unique, and celebratory stories of migration, culture shock, family, and life come from well-known voices including Sonia Manzano, Alexander Chee, Andrae Aciman, Laura Gaomez,Aparna Nancherla as well as regular people hailing from every corner of the world. The past and present of immigration in the United States...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 810.8 CRO

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu

Summary: In this stunning debut novel, Pushcart nominated author Ibi Zoboi draws on her own experience as a young Haitian immigrant, infusing this lyrical exploration of America with magical realism and vodou culture.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC ZOB

Summary: "In Asian Americans in Michigan: Voices from the Midwest, editors Sook Wilkinson and Victor Jew have assembled forty-one diverse contributors to give an intimate glimpse into Michigan's Asian American communities. Contributors create a fuller picture of these often overlooked groups, including the historical and demographic origins of Michigan's Asian American communities, experiences in memory...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.895 ASI

Herzog, Brad

Summary: "Following the alphabet this book uses poetry and expository text to celebrate America's diverse population and showcase the remarkable achievements and contributions that have come from the many people who have chosen to make our country their home. Topics include well-known landmarks and famous citizens"--Provided by the publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2018

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.8 HER

Chopra, Deepak

Summary: Traces the lives of the Chopra brothers from India to the United States, where they both excelled in healing, one as a world-renowned spiritual teacher, the other as a professor at Harvard Medical School.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Harvest/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 CHOPRA, DEEPAK & SANJIV CHO

Lovato, Roberto

Summary: Roberto Lovato shares a timely and no-holds-barred tale of gang life, guerilla warfare, immigration, and intergenerational trauma.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 LOV

Phi, Bao

Summary: "As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE PHI

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE PHI

Punch, Terrence M.

Summary: Erin's Sons not only sheds light on many of the Irish immigrants who resided in Atlantic Canada between 1761 and 1853 but also provides an invaluable tool for U.S. researchers, since many New England Irish families can trace their ancestry through Atlantic Canada.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Genealogical Pub. Co. 2008

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4 available in Genealogy, Call number: R GEN 929.3415 Punch VOL. I
Call number: R GEN 929.3415 Punch VOL. II
Call number: R GEN 929.3415 Punch VOL. III
Call number: R GEN 929.3415 Punch VOL. IV

Behar, Ruth

Summary: "La inspiradora historia de una joven judía que escapa de Polonia para rehacer su vida en Cuba, mientras trabaja para rescatar al resto de su familia. La situación se está poniendo terrible para los judíos en Polonia en vísperas de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. El padre de Esther ha huido a Cuba y ella es la primera en seguir sus pasos y reencontrarse con él en la isla. Vivir separada de su...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Español 2021

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 468 SPANISH BEH

Torres Sanchez, Jenny

Summary: "La travesía llena de peligros, resiliencia, dolor y esperanza de tres adolescentes guatemaltecos que cruzan la frontera entre México y Estado Unidos. En este impresionante retrato de tres vidas injustamente destrozadas, basado en hechos reales, Jenny Torres Sanchez resalta el sacrificio de los migrantes en la frontera sur a través de una narración vívida y conmovedora."--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Español, una división de Penguin Random House LLC 2021

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 468 SPANISH SAN

Bartolo, Pietro

Summary: "Situated more than one hundred miles off Italy's southern coast, the rocky island of Lampedusa has hit world headlines in recent years as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern refugees fleeing civil war and terrorism and hoping to make a new life in Europe. Dr. Pietro Bartolo, who runs the lone medical clinic on the island, has been caring for many of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BARTOLO, PIETRO BAR

Mills, Deborah

Summary: Alfredo y su papá deben cruzar la frontera en un viaje difícil de México a los Estados Unidos. ¿Encontrarán el nuevo hogar que están buscando en el otro lado? Basándose en hechos reales, esta historia cobra vida gracias a la ilustradora Mexicana Claudia Navarro, y está repleta de notas al final del texto para iniciar conversaciones sobre inmigración.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barefoot Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: J SPANISH 325 MIL

Herrera, Juan Felipe

Summary: "When Juan Felipe Herrera was very young, he picked flowers, helped his mama feed the chickens, slept under the starry sky, and learned to say goodbye to his amiguitos each time his migrant family moved on. When he grew up, Juan Felipe Herrera became a poet. His breathtaking poem "Imagine" and Lauren Castillo's evocative illustrations will speak to every reader and dreamer searching for this...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Library Ideas, LLC] 2019

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Mafi, Tahereh

Summary: 2003: the US has officially declared war on Iraq, and the American political world has evolved. Hate crimes are on the rise, FBI agents are infiltrating local mosques, and the Muslim community is harassed and targeted more than ever. Shadi, who wears hijab, keeps her head down. Her brother is dead, her father is dying, her mother is falling apart, and her best friend has dropped out of her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC MAF

Phi, Bao

Summary: On their way to a May Day parade, twins Hue and Hoa spy a confused-looking duck and try to help it reach the pond, while neighbors from many countries offer help and greetings in different languages.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Editions 2021

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE PHI

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE PHI

Summary: As they work the silver mines of Montana, the ambitious Connolly brothers dream of riches and adventure. Seduced by rumors of a greater prize to the north, they embark on a dangerous journey to the heart of the Yukon in this epic tale of greed, love, betrayal, and gold. As they become increasingly corrupted by the lust for power and wealth, the Connollys must stick together if they are to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Faulks, Sebastian

Summary: American historian Hannah intends to immerse herself in World War II research in Paris, wary of paying much attention to the city where a youthful misadventure once left her dejected. But a chance encounter with Tariq, a Moroccan teenager whose visions of the City of Lights as a world of opportunity and rebirth starkly contrast with her own, disrupts her plan. Hannah agrees to take Tariq in as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC FAU

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FAU

Lee, Jen Sookfong

Summary: "What drives people to search for new homes? From war zones to politics, there are many reasons why people have always searched for a place to call home. In Finding Home: The Journey of Immigrants and Refugees we discover how human migration has shaped our world. We explore its origins and the current issues facing immigrants and refugees today, and we hear the first-hand stories of people who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orca Book Publishers 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 304.8 LEE

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