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Adult Reading Recommendations: Human Migration

By: Sarah Kovac, Adult Department Assistant Director and Readers’ Advisory Librarian

In honor of World on the Move, these books take a closer look at why and how people relocate to new places.


The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

This graphic novel memoir explores a family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam to America. The author’s moving writing and elegant artwork illuminate how her family’s struggle to find stability affected her.

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
In 1900s Korea, Sunja faces disgrace when she becomes pregnant. However, a marriage proposal leads to a new life in Japan. Fans
of historical fiction will enjoy this sweeping, multi-generational novel.

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
Jeanette Walls reflects on her nomadic upbringing, where her alcoholic father and eccentric mother frequently moved the family to evade bill collectors. If you liked Educated, you will enjoy this engaging memoir about survival.

Somewhere We Are Human edited by Reyna Grande and Sonia Guiñansaca
This diverse and genre-bending collection of essays, art, and poetry looks at what it means to be undocumented in the United States.

Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
Brooklyn follows the journey of Eilis Lacey, who is torn between her homeland in Ireland and her new life in Brooklyn, New York. This bittersweet love story explores the immigrant experience in the 1950s.

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