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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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

Gerster, Michelle

Summary: "A poignant bilingual YA graphic memoir about a teenage girl's harrowing experience crossing the Mexico-US border. This compelling young adult graphic memoir tells the story of Gricelda, a fifteen-year-old Mexican girl who crosses the border into America with her mother and younger brother in search of a better life. Their treacherous journey is filled with both heartbreak and hope. Will...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Arsenal Pulp Press 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Foreign Language, Call number: YA WORLD SPANISH GER

Summary: "Introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen-- A unique collection of 44 groundbreaking essays, poems, and artwork by migrants, refugees and Dreamers-including award-winning writers, artists, and activists-that illuminate what it is like living undocumented today. A unique collection of 44 groundbreaking essays, poems, and artwork by migrants, refugees and Dreamers-including...

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperVia 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 325.73 SOM

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 325.73 SOM

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...

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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...

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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

Favilli, Elena

Summary: "Contains one hundred biographies of immigrant women who left their birth countries for a multitude of reasons: some for new opportunities, some out of neccessity. Readers will learn about Madeleine Albright, Asma Khan, Carmen Miranda, Rihanna, and many more. From chefs and surgeons, to musicians and politicians, to champions of judo and chess, these extraordinary figures will inspired girls...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Rebel Girls 2020

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Nuurali, Siman

Summary: Sadiq and his friends are starting a video game club at school and planning a tournament for the whole school to participate in, but their teacher reminds them that they also have to have a service pledge, and they are not really sure how video games fit in with the goal of helping others--until a visit to an assisted living home where his mother volunteers gives him an idea.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, an imprint of Capstone 2022

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE NUU

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: HarperVia 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.9 ALI

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

McCarthy, Cory

Summary: A lyrical biography of the world's third bestselling poet of all time reveals a child immigrant from Lebanon, with a secret hope, who used poetry to bring people together.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 GIB

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

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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

Smith, Colby Cedar

Summary: Call Me Athena: Girl from Detroit is a beautifully written novel in verse loosely based on author Colby Cedar Smith's maternal grandmother. The story follows Mary as she and her family emigrate from Greece to Detroit in the 1930s, creating a historically accurate portrayal of life as an immigrant during the Great Depression, hunger strikes, and violent riots. Mary lives in a tiny apartment with...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Andrews McMeel Publishing 2021

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

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2018

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

Gao, Laura

Summary: Seamlessly toggling between past and present, this funny graphic memoir follows a queer Chinese American's immigration to Texas where she just wants to make the basketball team, escape Chinese school, and figure out why she is attracted to girls.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, Harper Alley 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 921 GAO

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 921 GAO

Hutchison, Patricia

Summary: "Offers readers a compelling look into the lives, challenges, and successes of Somali immigrants. Additional features include a Fast Facts page, a timeline, informative photo captions, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, additional resources for further study, and an index"--Provided by publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.049 HUT

Nuurali, Siman

Summary: Ms. Battersby has announced that Sadiq's third-grade class will be having elections for student government! Everyone is buzzing with excitement, but Sadiq isn't sure about any of it. Should he run for one of the positions? He does lots of research and gets good advice from his parents and siblings. Watching an inspiring speech finally helps him decide exactly what he wants to do. But when a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, an imprint of Capstone 2022

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE NUU

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"--

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

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, 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

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.

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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

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 468 SPANISH SAN

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