Sacramento Public Library

Let's Read - Adults

    A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story

    A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story - Tom Gjelten

    Chronicles the changes in immigration in America over the past half-century by examining the dramatically shifting demographics of a single county in Virginia, which now includes large populations of Asians, Latin Americans and Middle Easterners.
    Americanah: A Novel

    Americanah: A Novel - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Separated by differing ambitions after falling in love in occupied Nigeria, beautiful Ifemelu experiences triumph and defeat in America, while Obinze endures an undocumented status in London until the pair is reunited in their homeland fifteen years later.
    How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America

    How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America - Moustafa Bayoumi

    A study of the Arab- and Muslim-American experience as reflected by the lives of seven young men and women in Brooklyn evaluates their daily encounters with such factors as prejudice, the Christian faith, and their relationships with friends and family members in the Middle East
    In the Country We Love: My Family Divided

    In the Country We Love: My Family Divided - Diane Guerrero with Michelle Burford

    The author and actress discusses her life in America as an undocumented immigrant, specifically the day when she was fourteen-years-old and her parents were detained and deported while she was at school.
    Integration Nation: Immigrants, Refugees, and America At Its Best

    Integration Nation: Immigrants, Refugees, and America At Its Best - Susan E. Eaton

    A research director at the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School travels across the U.S. and interviews people who, contrary to increased xenophobia, are welcoming and working with immigrants, helping them to integrate and adjust culturally.
    Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation

    Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation - Ray Suarez

    Sharing the personal struggles and successes of immigrants, poets, soldiers, and many others, this companion to the PBS miniseries explores the lives of Latino American men and women over a 500-year-span who have made an impact on history.
    Make Your Home Among Strangers: A Novel

    Make Your Home Among Strangers: A Novel - Jennine Capo Crucet

    Upsetting her family by attending an elite college far from home, Cuban-American Lizet struggles with identity issues and her father's abandonment before meeting a young boy whose mother's death enmeshes Lizet's family in Florida's heated immigration debates.
    The Arab of the Future: A Graphic Memoir: A Childhood in the Middle East (1978-1984)

    The Arab of the Future: A Graphic Memoir: A Childhood in the Middle East (1978-1984) - Riad Sattouf

    The author recounts his nomadic childhood growing up in rural France, Gaddafi's Libya, and Assad's Syria, under the roof of his father, a Syrian Pan-Arabist, who drags his family along in his pursuit of grandiose dreams for the Arab nation.
    The Irish Way: Becoming American in the Multi-Ethnic City

    The Irish Way: Becoming American in the Multi-Ethnic City - James R. Barrett

    A lively, street-level history of turn-of-the-century urban life explores the Americanizing influence of the Irish on successive waves of migrants to the American city. Historian James R. Barrett chronicles how a new urban American identity was forged in the interactions between immigrants in the streets, saloons, churches, and workplaces of the American city
    The Making of Asian America: A History

    The Making of Asian America: A History - Erika Lee

    Published to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the passage of the United States’ Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 that has remade our “nation of immigrants,” this is a new and definitive history of Asian Americans. But more than that, it is a new way of understanding America itself, its complicated histories of race and immigration, and its place in the world today.
    The Same Sky: A Novel

    The Same Sky: A Novel - Amanda Eyre Ward

    A childless woman seeking to adopt crosses paths with a thirteen-year-old Honduran girl on a dangerous journey into Texas with her brother.
    Undocumented: A Dominican Boy's Odyssey From a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League

    Undocumented: A Dominican Boy's Odyssey From a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League - Dan-El Padilla Peralta

    A Princeton University salutatorian describes his experiences as an undocumented immigrant youth in New York City, relating his efforts as a scholarship student in a private school that sharply contrasted with his street life in East Harlem.
Back to Top
Back to Top