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Immigration Movie and Book Recommendations

By March 20, 2020No Comments

While social distancing is a priority, being inside can get boring! No worries, our team has put together this list of movies, books, and kid’s books about immigration to keep you entertained! Choose a couple and learn about the different cultures of the world. And grab a friend (digitally of course) to watch it with you!

We’ll be adding to this list continually, if you have any recommendations, message us or email us at and we will add it to the list!



Monsieur Lazhar – Amazon Video 

Persepolis – Amazon Video

The Hundred Foot Journey – Amazon Video 

The Good Lie – Amazon Video

Blinded by the Light – Amazon Video 

De Nadie – 

Beasts of No Nation – Netflix

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind – Netflix

Hotel Rwanda – Amazon Video

The Red Sea Diving Resort – Netflix

First they Killed my Father – Netflix

Born in Syria – Netflix



Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini 

Persepolis Marjane Satrapi

lowland Jhumpa Lahiri

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman

Dominicana Angie Cruz

The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect On America Edited By Nikesh Shukla And Chimene Suleyman

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins 

Ocean Vuong On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

Peluda Melissa Lozada-Oliva 

Unaccompanied By Javier Zamora

The Refugees By Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Dancing Healers by Carl Hammerschlag


Kid’s Books

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi

Angel Child, Dragon Child by Michele Maria Surat, illustrated by Vo-Dinh Mai

Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation by Edwidge Danticat, illustrated by Leslie Staub

Here I Am by Patti Kim, illustrated by Sonia Sánchez

Lowji Discovers America by Candace Fleming

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

What Was Ellis Island? by Patricia Brennan Demuth

The Distance Between Us: Young Readers Edition by Reyna Grande

My Family Divided: One Girl’s Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope by Diane Guerrero and Erica Moroz

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