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What's Your Favorite Book About The Immigrant Experience?

Don't keep them to yourself!

Can you believe it's already almost March? That means we're heading into the third month of our awesome reading challenge.

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It's called Page Turners, and each month, we pick a theme, and you get to choose what you want to read and recommend books for other people to read! You can learn more about it here.

Which brings us to March's theme: Immigrant literature.


Immigrant literature can be fiction or nonfiction, but it basically focuses on the experience of leaving home for somewhere new. These books usually touch on themes like new vs. old, exclusion, alienation, family, and hardship. They allow you, as the reader, to put yourself in someone else's shoes, learn about different cultures, and imagine an experience that's completely different from your own.

So tell us your favorite immigrant stories that inspired you, stuck with you, or made you stop and think. Maybe you read "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" as a kid, and you've never been able to forget it.


Or perhaps you read Khaled Hosseini's novel, "The Kite Runner," in a single sitting, completely engrossed and unable to put it down until you got to the ending.

Maybe Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel "Americanah" is the first book you recommend to your friends.


Or perhaps you've read Jhumpa Lahiri's short story collection, "The Interpreter of Maladies" over and over again.

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Tell us about your favorite immigrant story for a chance to be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post, and join the Page Turners Facebook group to get in on the discussion!