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Refugees and Immigrants

Welcome Week 2018 is September 14-23. Created by theWelcoming America organization, this annual series of events brings together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents in a spirit of unity to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone.

Learn more about refugee and immigrant experiences with a book from the New York Times list of twenty-five great books by refugees or try one listed here.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, himself a refugee, brings together a host of prominent refugee writers from around the world to explore and illuminate their experiences.

 

 

A reviled member of a dysfunctional Ethiopian immigrant community in Boston reflects on the experiences that brought her and her introverted father to America and traces her growing bond with the community's charismatic con-man leader, whose schemes embroil her in a plot with unanticipated repercussions.

A reviled member of a dysfunctional Ethiopian immigrant community in Boston reflects on the experiences that brought her and her introverted father to America and traces her growing bond with the community's charismatic con-man leader, whose schemes embroil her in a plot with unanticipated repercussions.

 

 

The author describes her experiences as a young Vietnamese immigrant, highlighting her family's move from their war-torn home to the United States in graphic novel format.

 

 

 

A chronicle of contemporary immigration follows the journey of a pair of teenaged twins from El Salvador who were forced by gang violence to seek safety and a better life in the United States.

 

 

The author shares the story of her survival of the Gatumba massacre, despite losing her sister, and how after moving to America she found healing through art and activism.

 

 

 

American-educated Jordanian Luma Mufleh founds a youth soccer team comprised of children from Liberia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Balkan states, and elsewhere in the refugee settlement town of Clarkston, Georgia, bringing the children together to discover their common bonds as they adjust to life in a new homeland.

 

 

Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

 

 

 

 

 

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