Together at the Table: Immigration Materials List

Dive deeper in Sonoma County Library's Together at the Table series by exploring the following materials. 


Explore this topic further through extensive booklists of materials available to check out in the library. Materials are available for kids, families, teens and adults and come in a variety of formats including fiction, nonfiction, picture books, DVDs and graphic novels.

The materials on this list offer people of all ages opportunities to dig deeper into the topic of immigration, to gain an understanding of immigrant and refugee experience from personal experiences of their own immigrant and/or refugee journey, the impacts on their own cultural heritage, how immigration has shaped our nation and continues to be a topic of interest. 


  There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration by Ali Noorani

 The New Odyssey: the Story of the Twenty-First Century Refugee Crisis by Patrick Kingsley

 A Nation of Immigrants by John F. Kennedy

 The Devil's Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea

 Illegal: reflections of an undocumented immigrant by Jose Angel N. 

 Ellis Island Interviews: In Their Own Words by Peter Morton Coan

  The Death of Josseline by Margaret Regan

 The Lost Boys of Sudan by Mark Bixler

 Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat

  Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

 In the Country We Love: my family divided by Diane Guerrero



  by T.C. Boyle
 Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi
 Americanah by Chimamanda Adichie
 Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
 My New American Life by Francine Prose
 Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
 The Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henriquez
 The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
 The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
 Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
 The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
 What is the What by David Eggers


 Refugee by Alan Gratz 

   The Arrival by Shaun Tan

 Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong  

 That Thing We Call Heart by Sheba Karim

 The Good Braider by Terry Farish

 The Secret Side of Empty by Maria E. Andreu

 Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez 

 Breaking Through by Francisco Jiminez 

 Reaching Out by Francisco Jiminez

 The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

 Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi


  I'm New Here by Anne Sibley O'Brien
 Two White Rabbits by Jairo Buitrago
  Where Will I Live? by Rosemary McCarney
 Brothers in Hope: the story of the lost boys of Sudan by Mary Williams
 Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say
 The Turle of Oman: a novel by Naomi Shihab Nye
 We Came to America by Faith Ringgold 
 Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin by Duncan Tonatiuh 


  Documented by Jose Antonio Vargas, CNN
 Which Way Home by Rebecca Cammisa, HBO
 A Better Life by Chris Weitz, Summit Entertainment
  Wetback: The Undocumented Documentary by Arturo Perez Torres, National Geographic
 All of Me (Llevate Mis Amores) by Arturo Gonzalez Villasenor, Pimenta Films


The Together at the Table project was supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

The opinions expressed herein do not reflect the position of the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Srevices, the California State Library, or the Sonoma County Library, and no official endorsement by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, the California State Library, or the Sonoma County Library should be inferred.