Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month with a Book #IHM2020 #ImmigrantHeritageMonth #HomeIsHere #CelebrateImmigrants
How do you learn about someone’s experience? You listen to what they have to say. Or in this case, you read their memoir. This list of memoirs, essays, histories, anthologies, novels and more from the New York Public Library is a great place to start:
These titles represent each authors’ unique immigrant experience, through various mediums, genres, backgrounds and neighborhoods. Each setting offers a character’s distinct perspective of someone who grapples with two lives: life back home and life in New York. But these stories capture a feeling you might find familiar: a love of New York, a celebration of where we come from and where we are now, and the magnificence of making a life that is your own. These titles brilliantly display that we all have our own New York City, one that is shaped from our experiences and histories, that is unique to us yet not unfamiliar to other New Yorkers who are also proud to call themselves immigrants.
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