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    Netherland

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    Netherland

    O'Neill, Joseph, 1964-

    Strangely enough, the outpouring of good will that followed the terrorist attacks on New York City produced a kind of elation in many people. It is this giddy sense of starting over, thinks Hans van den Broek, that prompted his wife to leave him. Drifting in the sudden expanse and uncertainty of his life, Hans is drawn to enigmatic Trinidadian Chuck Ramkissoon and the curious appeal of the city's immigrant cricket leagues.

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    El libro de los americanos desconocidos

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    El libro de los americanos desconocidos

    Henríquez, Cristina, 1977-, author. http://id.loc

    Moving from Mexico to America when their daughter suffers a near-fatal accident, the Riveras confront cultural barriers, their daughter's difficult recovery and her developing relationship with a Panamanian boy

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    Americanah

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    Americanah

    Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-, author.

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    The tyrant's daughter

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    The tyrant's daughter

    Carleson, J. C.

    Exiled to the United States after her father, a Middle Eastern dictator, is killed in a coup, fifteen-year-old Laila must cope with a completely new way of life, the truth of her father's regime, and her mother and brother's ways of adjusting.

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    Behind the mountains

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    Behind the mountains : [the diary of Celiane EspŽrance]

    Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-

    Writing in the notebook which her teacher gave her, thirteen-year-old Celiane describes life with her mother and brother in Haiti as well as her experiences in Brooklyn after the family finally immigrates there to be reunited with her father.

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    House of sand and fog

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    House of sand and fog

    Dubus, Andre, 1959-

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    Threads and flames

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    Threads and flames

    Friesner, Esther M.

    After recovering from typhus, thirteen-year-old Raisa leaves her Polish shtetl for America to join her older sister, and goes to work at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory.

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    Picture us in the light

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    Picture us in the light

    Gilbert, Kelly Loy, author.

    Daniel, a Chinese-American teen, must grapple with his plans for the future, his feelings for his best friend Harry, and his discovery of a family secret that could shatter everything.

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    The book of unknown Americans

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    The book of unknown Americans

    Henríquez, Cristina, 1977-

    "Arturo and Alma Rivera have lived their whole lives in Mexico. One day, their beautiful fifteen-year-old daughter, Maribel, sustains a terrible injury, one that casts doubt on whether she'll ever be the same. And so, leaving all they have behind, the Riveras come to America with a single dream: that in this country of great opportunity and resources, Maribel can get better. When Mayor Toro, whose family is from Panama, sees Maribel in a Dollar Tree store, it is love at first sight. It's also the beginning of a friendship between the Rivera and Toro families, whose web of guilt and love and responsibility is at this novels core"--Provided by publisher.

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    The Fire Horse girl

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    The Fire Horse girl

    Honeyman, Kay.

    When Jade Moon, born in the unlucky year of the Fire Horse, and her father immigrate to America in 1923 and are detained at Angel Island Immigration Station, Jade Moon is determined to find a way through and prove that she is not cursed.

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    Someone like summer

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    Someone like summer

    Kerr, M. E.

    An upper-middle-class white girl from Long Island and an immigrant worker from Colombia fall in love despite objections from both their families and their community.

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    Asking the river

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    Asking the river : a novel

    Kherdian, David.

    While trying to make it through elementary school in Racine, Wisconsin, a thirteen-year-old Armenian American boy must come to terms with his heritage, his parents' expectations, and his own uncertainty about what he wants from life.

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    Berserker

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    Berserker

    Laybourne, Emmy, author.

    Hanne and her siblings flee Norway after her "gift" causes her to commit murder, and on the American frontier Owen, a cowboy, leads them toward their uncle who may help them learn control.

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    You bring the distant near

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    You bring the distant near

    Perkins, Mitali, author.

    From 1965 through the present, an Indian American family adjusts to life in New York City, alternately fending off and welcoming challenges to their own traditions.

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    Kartography

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    Kartography

    Shamsie, Kamila, 1973-

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    The flight to freedom

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    The flight to freedom

    Veciana-Suarez, Ana.

    Writing in the diary which her father gave her, thirteen-year-old Yara describes life with her family in Havana, Cuba, in 1967 as well as her experiences in Miami, Florida, after immigrating there to be reunited with some relatives while leaving others behind.

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    American Street

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    American Street

    Zoboi, Ibi Aanu, author.

    When Fabiola's mother is detained upon their arrival to the United States, Fabiola must navigate her loud American cousins, the grittiness of Detroit's west side, a new school, and a surprising romance all on her own.

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    René has two last names

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    René has two last names

    Colato Laínez, René.

    In this story based on the author's childhood, a young Salvadoran immigrant is teased for having two last names until he presents his family tree project celebrating his heritage.

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    The arrival

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    The arrival

    Tan, Shaun.

    In this wordless graphic novel, a man leaves his homeland and sets off for a new country, where he must build a new life for himself and his family.

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    Home of the brave

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    Home of the brave

    Applegate, Katherine.

    Kek, a refugee from Sudan, is confronted by many strange things at the Minneapolis home of his aunt and cousin, as well as in his fifth-grade classroom, and longs for his missing mother, but finds comfort in the company of a cow and her owner.

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    City of orphans

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    City of orphans

    Avi, 1937-

    In 1893 New York, thirteen-year-old Maks, a newsboy, teams up with Willa, a homeless girl, to clear his older sister, Emma, from charges that she stole from the brand new Waldorf Hotel, where she works. Includes historical notes.

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    Lucky broken girl

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    Lucky broken girl

    Behar, Ruth, 1956-

    In 1960s New York, fifth-grader Ruthie, a Cuban-Jewish immigrant, must rely on books, art, her family, and friends in her multicultural neighborhood when an accident puts her in a body cast.

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    Little Cricket

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    Little Cricket

    Brown, Jackie.

    After the upheaval of the Vietnam War reaches them, twelve-year-old Kia and her Hmong family flee from the mountains of Laos to a refugee camp in Thailand and eventually to the alien world of Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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    The madman of Piney Woods

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    The madman of Piney Woods

    Curtis, Christopher Paul.

    Benji and Red couldn't be more different. They aren't friends. They don't even live in the same town. But their fates are entwined. A chance meeting leads the boys to discover they have more in common than meets the eye. Both of them have encountered a strange presence in the forest, watching them, tracking them. Could the Madman of Piney Woods be real?.

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    So far from home

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    So far from home : the diary of Mary Driscoll, an Irish mill girl

    Denenberg, Barry.

    In the diary account of her journey from Ireland in 1847 and of her work in a mill in Lowell, Massachusetts, fourteen-year-old Mary reveals a great longing for her family.

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    Brooklyn Bridge

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    Brooklyn Bridge : a novel

    Hesse, Karen.

    Fourteen-year-old Joseph Michtom's life takes a dramatic turn when, in 1903 Brooklyn, his parents turn their apartment into a factory for making teddy bears; and Joseph wonders whether he will ever see the glitter of Coney Island.

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    Pie in the Sky

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    Pie in the Sky

    Lai, Remy.

    Knowing very little English, eleven-year-old Jingwen feels like an alien when his family immigrates to Australia, but copes with loneliness and the loss of his father by baking elaborate cakes.

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    Inside Out & Back Again

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    Inside Out & Back Again

    Lai, Thanhha.

    Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

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    Landed

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    Landed

    Lee, Milly.

    After leaving his village in southeastern China, twelve-year-old Sun is held at Angel Island, San Francisco, before being released to join his father, a merchant living in the area. Includes historical notes.

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    Ruby Lu, empress of everything

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    Ruby Lu, empress of everything

    Look, Lenore.

    After Ruby Lu's deaf cousin, Flying Duck, and her parents come from China to live with her, Ruby finds life challenging as she adjusts to her new family, tries to mend her rocky relationship with her friend Emma, and faces various adventures in summer school.

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    Dear Whiskers

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    Dear Whiskers

    Nagda, Ann Whitehead, 1945-

    Jenny is discouraged when her second grade pen pal turns out to be a new student from Saudi Arabia who does not speak English very well, but as she works with her they slowly become friends.

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    Front desk

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    Front desk

    Yang, Kelly.

    Recent immigrants from China and desperate for work and money, ten-year-old Mia Tang's parents take a job managing a rundown motel in Southern California, even though the owner, Mr. Yao is a nasty skinflint who exploits them; while her mother (who was an engineer in China) does the cleaning, Mia works the front desk and tries to cope with demanding customers and other recent immigrants--not to mention being only one of two Chinese in her fifth grade class, the other being Mr. Yao's son, Jason.

    Due 11/25/19

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    Two white rabbits

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    Two white rabbits

    Buitrago, Jairo.

    "The little girl in this story is traveling with her father, but doesn't know where they are going. She counts the animals by the road, the clouds in the sky, the stars. Sometimes she sees soldiers. Sometimes they are forced to stop because her father has to earn more money before they can continue their journey"--Publisher.

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    One green apple

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    One green apple

    Bunting, Eve, 1928-

    While on a school field trip to an orchard to make cider, a young Muslim immigrant named Farah gains self-confidence when the green apple she picks perfectly complements the other students' red apples.

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    Islandborn

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    Islandborn

    Díaz, Junot, 1968-

    "Lola was just a baby when her family left the Island, so when she has to draw it for a school assignment, she asks her family, friends, and neighbors about their memories of her homeland . . . and in the process, comes up with a new way of understanding her own heritage"-- Provided by

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    Paper son

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    Paper son : Lee's journey to America

    James, Helen Foster, 1951-

    Twelve-year-old Lee, an orphan, reluctantly leaves his grandparents in China for the long sea voyage to San Francisco, where he and other immigrants undergo examinations at Angel Island Immigration Station.

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    A different pond

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    A different pond

    Phi, Bao, 1975-

    "As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The quiet place

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    The quiet place

    Stewart, Sarah, 1939-

    A little girl moves to the United States from Mexico with her family and writes letters to her aunt in Mexico about her new life.

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    My name is Sangoel

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    My name is Sangoel

    Williams, Karen Lynn.

    Sangoel, who is proud of his rich African heritage, moves to America, and when nobody there can pronounce his name correctly, he fears he will lose his identity.

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    The day you begin

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    The day you begin

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    Other students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider.

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