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Fiction Books to Celebrate NYC Immigrant Heritage Week


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Immigrant Heritage Week is a city-wide celebration that honors the experiences and contributions of immigrants in New York City established in 2004 and coordinated by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. The New York Public Library joins in on the celebration by featuring free events through the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. 
We are highlighting a selection of fiction titles in the top four NYC languages that explore the immigrant experience. Read and discover the fascinating journeys that each unique personal story tells, and find the experiences that also bring us together. If you'd like to read nonfiction books about the immigrant experience, check out this list. Do you have any other titles to recommend? Please tell us in the comments!
Speacial thanks to Alexandra Gomez, Candice Walcott, and Yolande Shelton for collaborating on creating this World Languages list.


In the Midst of Winter

In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende







The Man Who Never Stopped Sleeping

The Man Who Never Stopped Sleeping by Aharon Apelfeld


Live from Cairo

Live from Cairo by Ian Bassingthwaighte


Exit West

Exit West by Moshin Hamid


Behold the Dreamers

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue


The Refugees

The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen


Between Two Skies

Between Two Skies by Joanne O'Sullivan


No One Can Pronounce My Name

No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal


The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See



The Gringo Champion

The Gringo Champion by Aura Xilonen





我的美国新生活 (My New American Life) by Francine Prose

白牙(White Teeth) by Zadie Smith

不属于我们的世纪 (We Are Not Ourselves) by Matthew Thomas

布鲁克林 (Brooklyn) by Colm Tóibín

移民 (Immigrant) by Xiwo Chen


Розовый костюм

Розовый костюм by N.M. Kelby



Израиль в Москве : повесть​ by Efim Lekht



Гастарбайтер by Musa Murataliev

Муза by Jessie Burton

Взгляни на меня : [роман] by Nicholas Sparks


Más allá del invierno

Más allá del invierno by Isabel Allende


Los días de Jesús en la escuela

Los días de Jesús en la escuela by J.M. Coetzee



La fila india

La fila india by Antonio Ortuño





Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín


Propios y extraños

Propios y extraños by Anne Tyler



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