Books - We Welcome


The best way to learn about the immigrant and refugee experience is through the voices of those who have lived it. While this is not a comprehensive list, here are some books that could start your learning journey. Keep exploring and let us know what resources you would recommend!

The Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Nayeri

Behold the Dreamers  by Imbolo Mbue

The God Who Sees by Karen Gonzalez

The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Somewhere in the Unknown World by Kao Kalia Yang

Brave Histories and Hopeful Futures: Voices of a Refugee Community by Refugee Hope Partners and Literacy and Community Initiative

Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas

Tell Me How it Ends by Valeria Luiselli

All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya

Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

Homes: A Refugee Story by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah

Honor by Thrity Umigar

The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim

Corinth 2642 AD by Bindiya Schaefer

Invisible by Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Illegal Among Us: A Stateless Woman's Quest for Citizenship by Martine Kalaw

Everything Sad is Untrue by Daniel Nayeri

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani (Juvenile Fiction)

Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat

Front Desk series by Kelly Yang (Juvenile Fiction)

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga (Juvenile Fiction)

Beyond Welcome by Karen Gonzalez