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BKLYN Immigration Stories

These novels and works of nonfiction share diverse experiences of leaving one place behind for another. Have questions about Brooklyn Public Library’s services for immigrants? More information is available here:

23 items

We need new names

NoViolet Bulawayo. |

The book of Khalid

Ameen Rihani ; illustrated by Kahlil Gibran ; afterword by Todd Fine. |

The illegal

Lawrence Hill. |


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. |

Breath, eyes, memory

Edwidge Danticat. |

My new American life

Francine Prose. |

Love and obstacles

Aleksandar Hemon. |

Bread givers

Anzia Yezierska ; foreword and introduction by Alice Kessler-Harris with photographs. |

The book of unknown Americans

Cristina Henrâiquez. |

The namesake

Jhumpa Lahiri. |

How to get into the Twin Palms

by Karolina Waclawiak. |


Vladimir Nabokov. |

Little failure

Gary Shteyngart. |

Behold the dreamers

Imbolo Mbue. |

From a high place

Matthew Spender. |

A map of home

Randa Jarrar. |

Call it sleep

Henry Roth ; with an introduction by Alfred Kazin and an afterword by Hana Wirth-Nesher. |

The arrival

Shaun Tan. |