Narratives that Explore the Immigrant Experience: Background information when reading Picture Us In The Light

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Picture Us In The Light

by Kelly Loy Gilbert

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Picture Us In The Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert
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    Apr 2018, 368 pages

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Michelle Anya Anjirbag

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Narratives that Explore the Immigrant Experience

Picture Us In the Light adds to readers' consciousness of the immigrant experience – and the experience of children of immigrants in the United States. But it is not the only novel that does this. Children's and young adult texts in particular are consciously addressing these issues from wider and wider lenses, providing unique experiences, increased representations of diversity, and speaking to wider demographics. In doing this, they are widening the conversation and perception of "immigration issues." This list curates young adult books that exemplify this. Check out some of these other suggestions:

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