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The Immigrant Experience in Fiction

Immigration is a complex issue flooding the news and current political debate. No matter where you stand on immigration law, empathy and understanding is essential. These fictional stories can help us get a glimpse into the lives of people who have fled their homes in search of new opportunities in America. Try some of these:

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 The Book of Unknown Americans
by Cristina Henríquez

 The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
by Junot Diaz

 The House on Mango Street
by Sandra Cisneros

 Interpreter of Maladies
by Jhumpa Lahiri

 The Joy Luck Club
by Amy Tan

 White Teeth
by Zadie Smith

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