Immigration Stories in collaboration with Books & Books

Immigration Stories


In celebration of AI Justice’s 25th anniversary, Books & Books has curated a reading list of immigrant stories. Each story brings a unique perspective and background on the immigrant experience, highlighting the complexity of the immigration system and celebrating the diversity of the immigrant community.

We welcome you to view the full reading list below and purchase the stories of your choice on Books & Books’s website or at a Books & Books store near you.


Brother I’m Dying, by Edwidge Danticat
Dear America, by Jose Antonio Vargas
My Time Among The Whites, by Jennine Capo Crucet
The Devil’s Highway, by Luis Alberto Urrea
The Distance Between Us, by Reyna Grande
A Cup Of Water Under My Bed, by Daisy Hernandez
Learning To Die In Miami, by Carlos Eire
The Line Becomes A River, by Francisco Cantu
Separated, by Jacob Soboroff
This Land Is Our Land, by Suketu Mehta
Conditional Citizens, by Laila Lalami
The Warmth Of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson
Once I Was You, by Maria Hinojosa
The Last Million, by David Nasaw
Sigh, Gone, by Phuc Tran
The Prince Of Los Cocuyos, by Richard Blanco
Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images, by M. Evelina Galang


Lost Children Archive, by Valeria Luiselli
Homeland Elegies, by Ayad Akhtar
Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, by Ocean Vuong
Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee
Dominicana, by Angie Cruz
Afterlife, by Julia Alvarez
Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Dreaming In Cuban, by Cristina Garcia
Infinite Country, by Patricia Engel
Libertie: A Novel, by Kaitlyn Greenidge

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Click here to learn more about our 25 Years Defending Justice and Upholding Dreams.