A young woman from Nigeria leaves her home and her first love for a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected.
Bui documents the story of her family's daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves.
Isabella, who has a black father and white mother, never feels whole, especially as racial tensions affect her school, her parents become engaged, and she and her stepbrother are stopped by police.
In essay, image, and poetry, Rankine explores the acts of everyday racism—remarks, glances, implied judgments—that flourish in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media.
Three women- a midwife, her daughter, their plantation master’s daughter, and their post-Civil War community, fear the birth of a child that threatens their newly won, tenuous freedom.
When Jai, Pari, and Faiz’s classmate goes missing, the three nine-year olds decide to draw up a list of people to investigate and places to visit. Based on a true story.
Other Dominican girls dreamed of moving to American, but not Ana. Not until Juan, a man twice her age, proposed. Trapped in a loveless marriage, she must choose between escape or her family duty.
Jane, an immigrant from the Philippines, in a desperate search of a better future, commits to being a “Host” at Golden Oaks—where her only task is to produce the perfect baby. For someone else.
Set during the violence of Colombia in the 1990’s, a sheltered young girl and a teenage maid build an unlikely friendship that forces them to choose between sacrifice and betrayal.
Twelve characters celebrate and portray the diversity and shared legacy of Britain's colonial history in Africa and the Caribbean.
The residents at a facility for disabled young people in Chicago build trust and make friends in an effort to fight against their terrible living conditions.
An American son and his Pakistani immigrant father search for reunion and belonging in a post-9/11 world.
Big Angel is dying. When his 100-year-old mother, America, dies the same week as his 70th birthday party, the entire contentious, riotous de la Cruz clan descends on San Diego.
It is Larry’s responsibility to recite the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the dead, every day for eleven months after his father's death. The only problem is, Larry is an atheist.
The intertwined stories of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the mother and daughter who upend their lives following a friend’s attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby.
Ever since he was small, John Robison has longed to connect with other people, but his Asperger's diagnosis transformed the way Robison saw himself--and the world.
The story of modern-day Burma told through the eyes of a couple and their daughter, as they struggle to overcome war, political oppression, and ethnic persecution.
A vivacious dance-hall girl in colonial Malaysia is drawn into unexpected danger by the discovery of a severed finger and the young houseboy who needs it in order to protect his late master's soul.
(Fiction, 2021) The night watchman of the first factory located near the Turtle Mountain Reservation in rural North Dakota and a host of others are faced with unexpected forms of exploitation, violence, and betrayal.
Written as letters from a son to a mother who cannot read, Little Dog unearths his family's Vietnamese history and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known.