Readers Recommend: A Book About Refugees or Immigrants

Books About Refugees or Immigrants from

I thought it would be fun to work through our 2018 Reading Challenge worksheet together! I asked our amazing book club members to share their favorite reads about refugees or immigrants and wanted to share their favorites with you today. This list is such a great place to start when thinking about tackling the first category together.

Looking for more reading challenges to join? Here are a few that look like winners to me!

Modern Mrs. Darcy’s 2018 Reading Challenge

2018 PopSugar Reading Challenge

Tale_Away 2018 World Reading Challenge

Book Riot’s 2018 Read Harder Challenge

GoodReads Around the Year in 52 Books (don’t forget to friend me!)

Last year’s MomAdvice Reading Challenge Worksheet


Books About Refugees or Immigrants To Check Out


The Book of Unknown AmericansThe Book of Unknown Americans (read our author interview)

Saints for All OccasionsSaints for All Occasions (featured in our Best Books of 2017)


RefugeeRefugee (this was the MOST recommended book!)

Behold the DreamersBehold the Dreamers


Behind the Beautiful ForeversBehind the Beautiful Forevers

We Were the Lucky ONesWe Were the Lucky Ones

A Good AmericanA Good American

The Sun is Also a StarThe Sun is Also a Star

The LeaversThe Leavers

American WarAmerican War

Stealing Buddha's DinnerStealing Buddha’s Dinner

The IllegalThe Illegal

Exit WestExit West

Little BeeLittle Bee

Breath Eyes MemoryBreath, Eyes, Memory

The Sleepwalker's Guide to DancingThe Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing

We Never Asked for WingsWe Never Asked for Wings

Shanghai GirlsShanghai Girls

Weeping Under the Same MoonWeeping Under the Same Moon


Books About Refugees or Immigrants

What books would you add to this list today? Don’t forget to print out your free Reading Challenge Worksheet and join our FREE book club!


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Published January 08, 2018 by:

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