Sacramento Public Library

Let's Read - Teens

    The Arrival

    The Arrival - Shaun Tan

    In this wordless graphic novel, a man leaves his homeland and sets off for a new country, where he must build a new life for himself and his family.

    TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Tan, S.
    The Secret Side of Empty

    The Secret Side of Empty - Maria E. Andreu

    M.T. is a high-achieving high school student, who hiding the fact that she's an undocumented immigrant in the United States.

    TEEN FICTION Andreu, M.
    Something In Between

    Something In Between - Melissa De La Cruz

    After learning of her family's illegal immigrant status, Jasmine realizes that college may be impossible and that deportation is a real threat, uncertainties she endures as she falls for the son of a congressman who opposes an immigration reform bill.

    TEEN FICTION De la Cruz, M.
    Game Seven

    Game Seven - Paul Volponi

    A sixteen-year-old shortstop in Cuba who dreams of playing with the pros must choose between his country and his father who defected to the U.S.

    TEEN FICTION Volponi, P.
    Zafir

    Zafir - Prue Mason

    A recent immigrant to Homs, Syria, Zafir finds things quickly deteriorating around him as a revolution starts, his father is arrested, and his mother flees the city.

    TEEN FICTION Mason, P.
    Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team that Changed a Town

    Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team that Changed a Town - Warren St. John

    Shares the inspirational story of a youth soccer team comprised of refugees from around the world who, under the guidance of a formidable female coach, helped to transform their Georgia community.

    TEEN 796.334 S774 2012
    Denied, Detained, Deported: Stories from the Dark Side of American Immigration

    Denied, Detained, Deported: Stories from the Dark Side of American Immigration - Ann Bausum

    The patriotic stories of hope that shape most immigration books are supplemented here by the lesser-known stories of those denied, detained, and deported. Ann Bausum’s compelling book presents a revealing series of snapshots from the dark side of immigration history.

    CHILDREN 325.73 B351 2009
    Taking Hold: From Migrant Childhood to Columbia University

    Taking Hold: From Migrant Childhood to Columbia University - Francisco Jiménez

    Traces the author's education at Columbia University, where he struggled with cultural differences and a changing sense of identity.

    TEEN FICTION Jimnez, F.
    Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery

    Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery - Evelina Galang

    As a baby in her mother's womb, as a schoolgirl in Manilla, and as a reluctant immigrant to Chicago at age sixteen, Angel burns with a desire to be an activist, but learning truths about her mother and grandmother help her find peace.

    TEEN FICTION Galang, M.
    Hold Tight, Don't Let Go

    Hold Tight, Don't Let Go - Laura Rose Wagner

    In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Nadine goes to live with her father in Miami while her cousin Magdalie, raised as her sister, remains behind in a refugee camp, dreaming of joining Nadine but wondering if she must accept that her life and future are in Port-au-Prince.

    TEEN FICTION Wagner, L.
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