We Are New Yorkers: Immigrant Memoirs and Biographies. In honor of New York City Immigrant Heritage Week 2013 (April 17 - 24) we posted a reading list of fiction exploring the immigrant experience in New York last week. Today we’ve got a companion non-fiction list, We Are New Yorkers: Immigrant Memoirs and Biographies, which includes books about 19th, 20th and 21st century New Yorkers who arrived from other lands or whose families made that courageous journey.
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Happy NYC Immigrant Heritage Week! To celebrate we’ve made a book list, We Are New Yorkers: The New York Immigrant Experience in Fiction, which combines old school classics like A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith and Call It Sleep by Henry Roth and 21st century stories, such as Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland, along with other essential immigrant fiction set at least partly in New York like Art Spiegelman’s Maus, Julia Alvarez’s How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and Typical American by Gish Jen.
Check out the We Are New Yorkers: The New York Immigrant Experience in Fiction list in the BiblioCommons catalog.