Generations of people across the globe have left their home countries in search of a better life. Through fiction and nonfiction, we get a glimpse of their experience. Dive into these nine audiobooks for young adults and adults.
In this chronicle of contemporary immigration, journalist Lauren Markham follows the seventeen-year-old Flores twins as they make their harrowing journey across the Rio Grande and the Texas desert, into the hands of immigration authorities, and from there to their estranged older brother’s custody in Oakland, California.
Listen to an excerpt The Far Away Brothers
From master storyteller An Na comes the Printz Awardâ€“winning novel about a Korean girl who tells her firsthand account of trying to find her place and identity in America, from the day she leaves Korea as a child to her rocky journey through the teenage years.
Listen to an excerpt A Step from Heaven
A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream, this is the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy.
Listen to an excerpt Behold the Dreamers
For more audiobooks about immigrants and refugees, see our collection.