Book mentions in this thread

  • Votes: 28

    The Grapes of Wrath

    by John Steinbeck

  • Votes: 22

    Exit West

    by Mohsin Hamid

  • Votes: 17

    Mic Drop

  • Votes: 16

    Homeland Elegies

    by Ayad Akhtar

  • Votes: 16

    Persepolis

    by Marjane Satrapi

    The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran in a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
  • Votes: 16

    White Teeth

    by Zadie Smith

  • Votes: 16

    Sea of Poppies

    by Amitav Ghosh

  • Votes: 13

    Study Guide

    by SuperSummary

  • Votes: 12

    The Ethics of Immigration (Oxford Political Theory)

    by Joseph Carens

  • Votes: 12

    Refuge beyond Reach

    by David Scott FitzGerald

  • Votes: 12

    Tracking the Beast (A Steve Martinez Mystery)

    by Henry Kisor

  • Votes: 12

    Inc.

    by Mansueto Ventures LLC

  • Votes: 10

    Sacrificing Families

  • Votes: 9

    Americanah

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  • Votes: 8

    The Good Immigrant

    by Nikesh Shukla

  • Votes: 8

    Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)

    by Min Jin Lee

  • Votes: 7

    Well

    by Sandro Galea

  • Votes: 7

    The Sympathizer

    by Viet Thanh Nguyen

  • Votes: 6

    The Hobbit (Graphic Novel) with a subtitle of An illustrated edition of the fantasy classic

    by Charles Dixon

  • Votes: 5

    But Then It Hasn'T Really Been A Focus Of Our Government To Make Us An Educated People

    by Lambda Publishing

  • Votes: 5

    The Hill We Climb

    by Amanda Gorman

  • Votes: 5

    The Book of Salt

    by Monique Truong

  • Votes: 5

    American Nations

    by Colin Woodard

  • Votes: 5

    Believe IT

    by Jamie Kern Lima

  • Votes: 5

    On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

    by Ocean Vuong

    "Brilliant, heartbreaking, tender, and highly original - poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a sweeping and shattering portrait of a family, and a testament to the redemptive power of storytelling. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family's history that began before he was born--a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam--and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity"--
  • Votes: 5

    Moon Montana & Wyoming

    by Carter G. Walker

  • Votes: 5

    The Russian Debutante's Handbook

    by Gary Shteyngart

  • Votes: 5

    The Distance Between Us

    by Reyna Grande

  • Votes: 5

    The Reality of ESP

    by Russell Targ PhD

  • Votes: 5

    The INS on the Line

    by S. Deborah Kang

  • Votes: 4

    On Earth

    by G. Brian Karas

  • Votes: 4

    The Undocumented Americans

    by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

    One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans in this deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation. Traveling across the country, journalist Karla Cornejo Villavicencio risked arrest at every turn to report the extraordinary stories of her fellow undocumented Americans. Her subjects have every reason to be wary around reporters, but Cornejo Villavicencio has unmatched access to their stories. Her work culminates in a stunning, essential read for our times. Born in Ecuador and brought to the United States when she was five years old, Cornejo Villavicencio has lived the American Dream. Raised on her father's deliveryman income, she later became one of the first undocumented students admitted into Harvard. She is now a doctoral candidate at Yale University and has written for The New York Times. She weaves her own story among those of the eleven million undocumented who have been thrust into the national conversation today as never before. Looking well beyond the flashpoints of the border or the activism of the DREAMERS, Cornejo Villavicencio explores the lives of the undocumented as rarely seen in our daily headlines. In New York we meet the undocumented workers who were recruited in the federally funded Ground Zero cleanup after 9/11. In Miami we enter the hidden botanicas, which offer witchcraft and homeopathy to those whose status blocks them from any other healthcare options. In Flint, Michigan, we witness how many live in fear as the government issues raids at grocery stores and demands identification before offering life-saving clean water. The Undocumented Americans powerfully reveals the hidden corners of our nation of immigrants. Karla Cornejo Villavicencio brings to light remarkable stories of hope and resilience, and through them we come to understand what it truly means to be American.
  • Votes: 4

    Rejecting Refugees

    by Carol Bohmer

  • Votes: 4

    isabella & the sun ; a stunning new novel

    by marti ness

  • Votes: 3

    One Mighty and Irresistible Tide

    by Jia Lynn Yang

    A sweeping history of the twentieth-century battle to reform American immigration laws that set the stage for today’s roiling debates. The idea of the United States as a nation of immigrants is at the core of the American narrative. But in 1924, Congress instituted a system of ethnic quotas so stringent that it choked off large-scale immigration for decades, sharply curtailing arrivals from southern and eastern Europe and outright banning those from nearly all of Asia. In a riveting narrative filled with a fascinating cast of characters, from the indefatigable congressman Emanuel Celler and senator Herbert Lehman to the bull-headed Nevada senator Pat McCarran, Jia Lynn Yang recounts how lawmakers, activists, and presidents from Truman through LBJ worked relentlessly to abolish the 1924 law. Through a world war, a refugee crisis after the Holocaust, and a McCarthyist fever, a coalition of lawmakers and activists descended from Jewish, Irish, and Japanese immigrants fought to establish a new principle of equality in the American immigration system. Their crowning achievement, the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, proved to be one of the most transformative laws in the country’s history, opening the door to nonwhite migration at levels never seen before—and changing America in ways that those who debated it could hardly have imagined. Framed movingly by her own family’s story of immigration to America, Yang’s One Mighty and Irresistible Tide is a deeply researched and illuminating work of history, one that shows how Americans have strived and struggled to live up to the ideal of a home for the "huddled masses," as promised in Emma Lazarus’s famous poem.
  • Votes: 3

    "Code Blue" (the day that I died!)

    by Larry D. Hawkins

  • Votes: 3

    A Seventh Man

    by John Berger

  • Votes: 3

    The Colossal P. T. Barnum Reader

    by P T. Barnum

  • Votes: 3

    Open Borders

    by Bryan Caplan

  • Votes: 3

    The Classic Adventures Of Paddington Bear The Complete Collection (15 Book Set Slipcase Edition)

    by Michael Bond

  • Votes: 2

    Children of the Dead End

    by Patrick MacGill

  • Votes: 2

    Call It Sleep

    by Henry Roth

  • Votes: 2

    Ancillary Justice

    by Ann Leckie

    Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, British Science Fiction, Locus and Arthur C. Clarke Awards. On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Once, she was the Justice of Toren - a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body, unanswered questions, and a burning desire for vengeance. In the Ancillary world: 1. Ancillary Justice2. Ancillary Sword3. Ancillary Mercy
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    First Little Readers

    by Liza Charlesworth

  • Votes: 2

    The Broken Earth Trilogy

    by N. K. Jemisin

    This special boxed set includes the New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin's complete, two-time Hugo award-winning Broken Earth Trilogy. This is the way the world ends. For the last time. A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy. The Broken Earth trilogyThe Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk GateThe Stone Sky
  • Votes: 2

    Bird of Passage

    by Sherry Hobbs

  • Votes: 2

    How the Irish Became White

    by Noel Ignatiev

  • Votes: 2

    Three Book Sebald Set

    by W. G. Sebald

  • Votes: 2

    The Tattooed Soldier

    by Héctor Tobar

  • Votes: 2

    Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook, 17th Edition

    by Ira J. Kurzban

  • Votes: 2

    James S A Corey Expanse Series 8 Books Collection Set (Leviathan Wakes, Caliban's War, Abaddon's Gate, Cibola Burn, Nemesis Games, Babylon's Ashes, Persepolis Rising, Tiamats Wrath)

    by James S. A. Corey

  • Votes: 2

    Getting Price Right

    by Dr. Gerald Smith

  • Votes: 2

    The Leavers (National Book Award Finalist)

    by Lisa Ko

  • Votes: 2

    Empire of the Summer Moon

    by S. C. Gwynne

  • Votes: 1

    Just Like Us

    by Helen Thorpe

  • Votes: 1

    By Tomas Rivera - Y No Se Lo Trago La Tierra/...and the Earth Did Not Devour Him (Bilingual) (7/16/87)

    by Tomas Rivera

  • Votes: 1

    Live Free

    by DeVon Franklin

  • Votes: 1

    They Took My Children And I Fought Back

    by Mr William O'Connell

  • Votes: 1

    Beyond the Pattern

    by Editors of Threads

  • Votes: 1

    Asylum Denied

    by David Nqaruri Kenney

  • Votes: 1

    Homies and Hermanos

    by Robert Brenneman

  • Votes: 1

    Let Their People Come

    by Lant Pritchett

    In Let Their People Come, Lant Pritchett discusses five "irresistible forces" of global labor migration, and the "immovable ideas" that form a political backlash against it. Increasing wage gaps, different demographic futures, "everything but labor" globalization, and the continued employment growth in low skilled, labor intensive industries all contribute to the forces compelling labor to migrate across national borders. Pritchett analyzes the fifth irresistible force of "ghosts and zombies," or the rapid and massive shifts in desired populations of countries, and says that this aspect has been neglected in the discussion of global labor mobility. Let Their People Come provides six policy recommendations for unskilled immigration policy that seek to reconcile the irresistible force of migration with the immovable ideas in rich countries that keep this force in check. In clear, accessible prose, this volume explores ways to regulate migration flows so that they are a benefit to both the global North and global South.
  • Votes: 1

    The House of Kennedy

    by James Patterson

  • Votes: 1

    Understanding Religion

    by Paul Michael Hedges

  • Votes: 1

    Front Desk (Scholastic Gold)

    by Kelly Yang

  • Votes: 1

    The Devil's Highway

    by Luis Alberto Urrea

  • Votes: 1

    A Life Worth Living

    by Robert Zaretsky

  • Votes: 1

    In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

    by Bette Bao Lord

  • Votes: 1

    The Stranger

    by Albert Camus

    An ordinary man is unwittingly caught up in a senseless murder in Algeria
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    Migrating to Prison

    by César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández