Provided by Immigration Legal Counsel, a ministry of Disciples Home Missions
May 31, 2016
Through both fiction and nonfiction, we can be witness to the powerful stories of individuals fleeing their home countries or trying to come to the U.S. Check out these favorite books that are relevant to current conversations about immigration and refugees. They may open your eyes, expand your heart, or even change your life. Enjoy!
Do They Hear You When You Cry? by Fauziya Kassindja
Fauziya fled Togo to escape female genital mutilation, but her trials were just beginning. Heart-wrenching and personal, she details her detention and the case that led to a landmark asylum decision.
Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario
A young boy travels through Mexico on top of the trains to reach his mother in the U.S.
Americans in Waiting by Hiroshi Motomura
The history of immigration is one of welcome and exclusion in tension, often fueled by racism and economics. (Professor Motomura also has a new book, Immigration Outside the Law, that looks like it will be especially relevant to current conversations about undocumented immigrants.)