Resources on immigration and immigrant experience

Non-fiction books

Conover, Ted.Coyotes: A Journey Through the Secret World of America's Illegal Aliens. 1987 New York: Random House

De La Torre, Miguel A. Trails of Hope and Terror: Testimonies on Immigration. 2009 Maryknoll, NY: Orbis

Eggers, Dave. What is the What. 2006 San Francisco: McSweeney’s

Eggers, Dave. Zeitoun. 2009 New York: Vintage

Fadiman, Anne. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors and the Collision of Two Cultures. 1997 New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux

González, Rigoberto. Autobiography of my Hungers. 2013 Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press

Mar, M. Elaine. Paper Daughter, A Memoir. 1999 New York: Harper Collins

Enrique’s Journey. 2006 New York: Random House

Nguyen, Bich Minh. Stealing the Buddha’s Dinner: A Memoir. 2007 New York: Penguin

Thorpe, Helen. Just Like Us. 2009 New York: Scribner

Regan, Margaret. The Death of Josseline. 2010 Boston: Beacon

Urrea, Luis Alberto. Devil’s Highway. 2004 New York: Little, Brown and Company

Fiction books

Adichie, Chimananda Ngozi. Americanah. 2013 New York: Anchor

Boyle, T. C. The Tortilla Curtain. 1995 New York: Penguin

Kwok, Jean. Girl in Translation.

Fiction for youth

Budhos, Marina. Ask Me No Questions. 2006 New York: Scholastic

Bunting, Eve. How Many Days to America: A Thanksgiving Story. 1990 Boston: HMH Books for Young Readers

Hobbs, Will. Crossing the Wire. 2006 New York: HarperCollins

Lai, Thanha. Inside Out and Back Again. 2013 New York: HarperCollins

Recorvits, Helen. My Name is Yoon. 2003 New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux

Say, Alan. Grandfather’s Journey. 2008 Boston: HMH Books for Young Readers

Tan, Shaun. The Arrival. 2005 New York: Arthur A Levine


. Beyond Borders: The Debate Over Human Migration. Dir. Brian Ging (2007)

. Crossing Arizona. Dir. Dan DeVivo & Joseph Matthew(2006)

. I Learn America. Dir. Jean-Michel Dissard &Gitte Peng  (2013)

. The Harvest/La cosecha. Dir. U. Roberto Romano (2011)

. Harvest of Empire. Dir. Peter Getzels & Eduardo Lopez (2012)

. Lost Boys of Sudan. Dir. Megan Mylan & Jon Shenk (2003)

. Made in L.A. Dir. Almudena Carraceno (2007)

. Maid in America. Dir. Anayansi Prado (2005)

. The Other Side of Immigration. Dir. Roy Germano (2009)

. Papers. Dir. Anne Galisky (2009)

. Reportero. Dir. Bernardo Ruiz (2012)

This one about a Tijuana periodical publishing in California and about the dangers maintaining free press in Mexico

. Unconstitutional. Dir. Nonny de la Peña (2004)

. Which Way Home. Dir. Rebecca Cammisa (2009)


. A Better Life. Dir. Chris Weitz (2011)

. Amreeka. Dir. Cherien Dabis (2009)

. Crossing the Heart. Dir Stephen Hood(2007)

. Crossing Over. Dir. Wayne Kramer(2009)

. El Norte. Dir. Gregory Nava (1983)

. Frozen River. Dir. Courtney Hunt (2008)

. The Girl. Dir. David Riker (2012)

. In America. Dir. Jim Sheridan (2002)

. La misma luna/Under the Same Moon. Dir. Patricia Riggen (2007)

. Man Push Cart. Dir. Ramin Bahrani (2005)

. Sin nombre. Dir. Cary Fukunaga (2009)

. Someone Else’s America. Dir. Goran Paskaljevic (1995)

. The Visitor. Dir. Tom McCarthy (2007)