Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Five top YA novels about immigration

At Bustle Kerri Jarema tagged five YA novels about immigration that every teen (and adult) should read, including:
You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins

This family saga follows five girls across three generations and explores the inheritance of culture. Rane is worried that her children are losing their Indian culture; Sonia is wrapped up in a forbidden biracial love affair; Tara is seeking the limelight to hide her true self; Shanti is desperately trying to make peace in the family; and Anna is fighting to preserve her Bengali identity. This book is moving look at the struggle to adapt to a new country while holding on to beloved traditions.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue