16 BEAUTIFUL, COMPELLING, AND POIGNANT BOOKS ABOUT IMMIGRANTS

Nicole Young recognizes The Refugees as one of Book Riot’s most notable books about immigrants.

The story of the stranger in search of shelter, safety, and community is one of the oldest in history and also one that is constantly evolving. Here are 16 incredible books about immigrants: heart-wrenching tales of families divided, stories of leaving everything behind in hopes of something better, accounts of dreams deferred until the next generation, reflections on identities rooted in two distinctly different cultures, and the universal search for a new self in the unknown.

THE REFUGEES BY VIET THANH NGUYEN

In my opinion, Viet Thanh Nguyen is one of the most compelling contemporary writers addressing the themes of migration and the dual cultural identity it creates. The Refugees is a collection of stories that spans two decades and toggles between Vietnam and America. If you love this book, try Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives, a collection of essays written by 17 refugee writers and edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen.

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