Book Hunting Expeditions Reading Themes Writing Home: Hues of Diaspora in Literature

[BHE 286] Diaspora Lit Borrowed from the Library and Other Titles

Myra here.

We have just recently launched our reading theme for November-December: Writing Home. Naturally, I visited the library and borrowed as many books as I can that I thought would fit our theme, and a few that I borrowed just because.

Books Borrowed from the Library on Diaspora, Im/migration

Picturebook Edition

Anna & Solomon by Elaine Snyder and Harry Bliss, Life Without Nico by Andrea Maturana and Francisco Javier Olea.

Lailah’s Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story by Reem Faruqi and Lea Lyon, Pancho Rabbit And The Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale by Duncan Tonatiuh.

My Grandfather’s Coat retold by Jim Aylesworth and illustrated by Barbara McClintock, My Shoes And I by René Colato Laínez and illustrated by Fabricio Vanden Broeck.

Goodbye 382 Shin Dang Dong by Frances Park and Ginger Park and illustrated by Yangsook Choi.

Graphic Novels and YA Lit

The Park Bench by Chabouté, Thornhill by Pam Smy.

The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks and Color by Jordie Bellaire, War Brothers: The Graphic Novel by Sharon E. McKay and Daniel LaFrance.

Stormy Seas: Stories Of Young Boat Refugees by Mary Beth Leatherdale and Eleanor Shakespeare, Binti by Nnedi Okorafor.

Book Depository Titles

I went to Brazil a few weeks ago, and made sure that I purchased these books prior to my visit so that I can get to know the city through their literature, and one can never go wrong with poetry when traveling.

Captains Of The Sands by Jorge Amado, Leonard Cohen: Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets. I didn’t realize the book of poetry would be so handy.

Pansing Book

Satellite by Nick Lake.

If you have other titles you’d like to recommend, do drop us a note through the Comments section of this post.

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