The sixth category for the 2017 Reading Challenge—for those of you who are stretching yourselves this year—is “a book about the immigrant experience.”
Why? The books that fulfill this category automatically include a diversity of plot lines that make for a good story: the clash of cultures, the journey tale, the confusion of identities, the pang of homesickness, the nostalgic look to the past.
Depending on which title you choose, this could be your opportunity to take a journey you’ll never actually live, to travel back in time, to better understand your neighbors, or to experience your own land through radically different eyes.
Need ideas for this category? There are so many good ones, which is why I’ve included a whopping twenty-five titles here. Most are fiction; a few are non-. All are fair game for this category. I can’t wait to hear your suggestions, and to see which titles YOU choose to read.
What book about the immigrant experience are you reading for this category? What titles would you add to the list?