While immigration is a hot topic during this year’s political race, it is something that created the America we have today. Since the days of Plymouth Rock, people have been relocating to America for many reasons. Whether it was to have their own land, further their education or a better way of life, America would not be the melting pot it is today without these people. The experience of immigrants hasn’t always been pleasant, but the story should be told. Here are 5 books recommended by Am I the Film director Nadia Sasso that touch on immigration.
Invisible Sojourners: African Immigrant Diaspora in the United States: John A. Arthur
Across Generations: Immigrant Families in America: Nancy Foner
Black Ethnics. Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream: Christina M. Greer
Children of Immigration: Carola Suárez-Orozco & Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco
This Isn’t the America I Thought I’d Find: African Students in the Urban U.S. High School: Rosemary Traoré and Robert J. Lukens