Immigration Book List

The Immigration Welcoming Task Force has compiled a list of books for adults and children on the topic of immigrant  experiences in their journey to immigrate to the U.S.  Suggestions will be offered during the months of September to December.   We hope this will be helpful to the congregation as we learn about immigration and the hardships faced by this community.

For Adults:

  • The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible, and The Journey To Belong – by Karen  Gonzales
    • This book is partly a Bible Study, partly a memoir, and partly about policy in the U.S.A.  In each chapter, the author first talked about a person in the Bible who was an immigrant: Ruth, Abraham, Hagar, Joseph, the Syrophoenician woman, and Christ.  This is a story about seeking safety in another land.  Written by an immigration advocate, who recounts her family’s migration from Guatemala to L.A. and south Florida.


  • Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen – by Jose Antonio Vargas
    • Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Vargas from the Philippines tells of his experience as an undocumented citizen.  From the shock of finding out he was undocumented to navigating the immigration system that left him with little to no viable choices to become a citizen.

For children age 5 – 8:

  • This Is Me- A Story of Who We Are and Where We Came From  by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell

For children age 13+:

  • Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario


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