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Latinx/Immigration/Refugees

  • Home Now: How 6000 Refugees Transformed an American Town,Cynthia Anderson
    Lewiston, Maine, revitalized by African refugees.
  • The Undocumented Americans, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
    “Memorable . . . compelling . . . heartwrenching . . . a welcome addition to the literature on immigration told by an author who understands the issue like few others.” — Kirkus Reviews
  • One Mighty and Irresistible Tide: The Epic Struggle Over American Immigration, 1924-1965, Jia LynnYang, Deputy national Editor of the New York Times
    Battles over immigration across four decades; history of the 20th century battle to reform American immigration laws that set the stage for today’s rolling debates.
  • The Devil’s Highway: A True Story by Luis Alberto Urrea, 2004 “the single most compelling, lucid, and lyrical contemporary account of the absurdity of U.S. border policy” (The Atlantic)
  • The Femicide Machine, Sergio Gonzales Rodriguez An account and analysis of the systematic murder of women and girls in the Mexican border town of Ciudad Juárez, a lawless city sponsored by a State in crisis that developed the institutions that guarantee impunity for those crimes and even legalize them.
  • Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America by Maria Hinojosa. Atria Books, September 2020
    “Maria Hinojosa writes about her life, her family, and her immigrant story in ways that will inspire you and break your heart—because that is what the immigration story is in America: part inspiration, hope, and triumph; part rejection, struggle, and heartbreak. Maria’s voice rings loud and clear, and her battle cry for America’s immigrants of color is both poignant and necessary.” (Joy-Ann Reid, host of MSNBC’s AM Joy)
  • In the Shadows of the Freeway: Growing Up Brown and Queer, by Lydia Otero
    Planet Earth Press, November 2019 “A searing Memoir of legacy, loss and love. Infusing historical research with childhood memories, the author poignantly reveals the weight of urban development on Mexican communities in postwar Tucson. With rare insight the book is a singular contribution to Latina/o history, urban studies, queer theory, and gender studies.” Historian Vicki L. Ruiz, University of California, Irvine