Thursday, May 4, 2017

Five great novels about refugees and migrants

At B&N Reads Jenny Shank tagged five great novels about migrants and refugees, including:
Across A Hundred Mountains, by Reyna Grande

Reyna Grande’s heartrending novel tells the story of nine-year-old Reyna, whose baby sister dies in a flood in a Mexican village. When her family can’t pay the debt for the funeral, her father Miguel migrates to the U.S. to find a better paying job. Several years later, after further family tragedy, Juana heads north in a desperate attempt to find her father. She’s smuggled by coyotes on a perilous journey across the desert.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue