What are the best novels about illegal immigrants?

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    #1Ask Me No Questions

    Ask Me No Questions
    Ask Me No Questions is a book by Marina Budhos that tells the story of Nadira. She and her family are illegal immigrants from Canada. They are hiding from the police but after the 9/11 attack, their lives are at stake.

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    Ralph Soto
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "Ask Me No Questions was a great, informative read about illegal immigrants in the US are the time of 9/11. The story kept moving and kept me reading. Very good."
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    #2The Lemon Orchard

    The Lemon Orchard

    The Lemon Orchard is a book by Luanne Rice that tells the story of Julia. She visited her aunt and uncle to lighten her feelings from her daughter's death. He will then meet Roberto whose daughter is missing. They will develop a bond and things will change.


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    Jason Gonzales
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "Great book!! I will definitely recommend it."
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    #3Mid Ocean

    Mid Ocean

    Mid Ocean is a fictional book written by T. Rafael Cimino. Mid Ocean was published on December 9, 2009 by BMG/ Akula Media Group. Mid Ocean was first published in 2009.


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    Sanvi Kadam
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Smuggling has so many secrets and and trap doors. If you're interested in how all those things worked, then this is perfect for you!"
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    #4The Tortilla Curtain

    The Tortilla Curtain

    The Tortilla Curtain is a contemporary fiction written by Thomas Coraghessan Boyle, also known as T.C. Boyle. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 1995 by Penguin Books.


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    Billy Payne
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "One aspect of the USA that I do not know much about is illegal immigrants and why they would choose to come into a country in this manner. To gain perspective I decided to read some of the material related to this plight. I found the book The Tortilla Curtain after the suggestion of a friend. By the end of this book I had a different opinion. This book really offered an in-depth look at this genre."
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    Kindred is a young adult novel with a time travel element written by Octavia Butler, winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards. The book is about a modern-day black woman who was transported to the plantation in the past.


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    Donna Delgado
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Kindred is a time travel book that is about an immigrant who was transported to the plantation in the past. This is not really a story about illegal immigrants as it is a story more about time travel to the past when there was still cruel mistreatment of Black people as slaves. I would not recommend if you are looking for a novel about illegal immigrants. "
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    #6Fools Crow

    Fools Crow
    Fools Crow is a historical fiction novel written by James Welch. Set in the year 1870, it tells the story of the Lone Eaters tribe of Blackfeet Indians, whose way of living were irrevocably changed by the arrival of the white men.

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    Phillip Silva
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "I really enjoy historical fiction. You know, characters and life stories that could have happened because the plot is firmly based in historical facts. If you enjoy that kind of book, this one about Native Americans will delight you."
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    #7The Color Purple

    The Color Purple
    Set deep in the American South, The Color Purple by Alice Walker is the tale of Celie, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation. After living a very hard life, she starts to discover joy and the power of her own spirit.

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    #8A Mercy

    A Mercy

    Toni Morrison's ninth novel narrates the story of many mothers and daughters who lived in the primitive America. Florens, a young black woman, ends up living in the farm of Jacob Varrk, a trader and adventurer who also know what it was like to be orphan and poor. When she is 16 years old, Florens has to look for a black man for some medicinal herbs, and in that trip, she will know how does the 17th century America's society work. 


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    Matthew Hopkins
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "meets topic and seems pretty good"
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    #9Sally Hemings

    Sally Hemings

    This book narrates the life of Sally Hemings, a black woman who at the beginning of the book, shares her own life with a census taker, back in 1831. Sally was Thomas Jefferson's lover for 38 years, and she even had children with him. She had to survive her whole life against many challenges, but none can be compared to what happened to when Thomas Jefferson died: she found out that he hadn't freed her from slavery.


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    Virginia Bates
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "This is a really great story, though I don't think I would call it one about an illegal immigrant. I appreciate it for what it is, but it doesn't belong in this category."
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    #10The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is an award-winning young adult novel by Sherman Alexie. It tells the story of Junior, a Spokane Indian who left the reservation to go to an all-white high school.


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    Víctor Espinosa
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This is one of my all-time favorite books. The main character is so likable, believable, and relevant to today's society. I will have read this four times by the end of the year. I can't get enough of it."


Best What are the best novels about illegal immigrants
1Ask Me No QuestionsBooks 37 Paid
2The Lemon OrchardBooks 34 Paid
3Mid OceanBooks 12 Paid
4The Tortilla CurtainBooks 11 Paid
5KindredBooks 8 Paid
6Fools CrowBooks 6 Paid
7The Color PurpleBooks 5 Paid
8A MercyBooks 4 Paid
9Sally HemingsBooks 3 Paid
10The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time IndianBooks 1 Paid

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