Books documenting immigrants' experiences
A number of new works in Skillman provide vivid and varied portrayals of the experiences of U.S. immigrants
Refugee hotel photographs by Gabriele Stabile, text by Juliet Linderman
"A collection of photography and interviews that documents the arrival of refugees in the United States. Images are coupled with moving testimonies from people describing their first days in the U.S., the lives they've left behind, and the new communities they've since created."
The distance between us by Reyna Grande
Memoir of a Mexican childhood and the changes that ensue when Grande goes to the United States as an undocumented immigrant.
American odysseys: Writings by new Americans
An anthology of the works of novelists, short story writers and poets, including Ethiopia-born Dinaw Mengestu, Yugoslavia-born Téa Obreht, and Chinese-born Yiyun Li
Green card stories stories by Saundra Amrhein, photographs by Ariana Lindquist
Portraits of 50 recent immigrants to the U.S.
City of rivers by Zubair Ahmed
Collection of poems by Ahmed, who was born in Bangladesh and came to the U.S. as a teenager. "Ahmed’s spare, evocative poems cast a knowing eye on the wider world, telling us what it’s like to be displaced and replaced, relocated and dislocated."
Barrio boy by Ernesto Galarza
A new edition of an autobiography originally published in 1971. Details the adjustment of a young boy (who later becomes a civil rights and labor activist) as his family moves from Mexico to Sacramento, California.