Lucy and Linh

Immigration is tough. High school is tougher.             Being a teenager is definitely a struggle, we all know this. Lucy’s whole life seems like a struggle sometimes. Her father works all day at a factory, while her mother sews illegally in their garage to make money, which has always been tight. Between school work, watching … More Lucy and Linh

The Reading List: Novels about Immigrants

Welcome to The Reading List, a new occasional series where we provide some recommended reading on a topic! Next month, our Fiction Book Discussion Group will be led by former head of Public Services, Sherry Evans. All are welcome to read Family Life by Akhil Sharma. The Mishras come to America in the late-1970s, the father first, … More The Reading List: Novels about Immigrants

Immigrant Fiction – Arrivals from Eastern Europe/Russia

Landing in both England and America over the last two centuries, from Russia, Albania, Hungary, Ukraine, these parents and grandparents have stories that are ready to be brought to light. A darkly comic novel with quirky characters,  A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka (2005) is set in England. He has it all worked out. She … More Immigrant Fiction – Arrivals from Eastern Europe/Russia

Harrowing Escape from Sudan to Portland, Maine for young teenage girl

 Book Review January 13, 2013 The Good Braider by Terry Farish (2012) Miss America Abby says come walk with her And her spotted dog, Elsa. We do, and the moon shows in the daylight sky. The wind whips her hair with its golden streaks. In this place are stones, and Abby says people are buried … More Harrowing Escape from Sudan to Portland, Maine for young teenage girl