Children of immigrants
Sep 26, 2011 — High school is tough for almost every kid, but for new immigrants and refugees, it can be even harder. In The New Kids, journalist Brooke Hauser chronicles the lives of students enrolled in Brooklyn's International High School.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of How to Read the Air by Dinaw Mengestu. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Dec 10, 2010 — Celebrated debut author Danielle Evans selects her favorite "outsider fiction" of 2010, choosing the best books that grappled with themes of identity, society and belonging.
Nov 2, 2010 — Dinaw Mengestu's How to Read the Air is an unsentimental meditation on the immigrant experience and the illusory idea of asylum. With lyrical prose, he reassesses the by-your-bootstraps mythology associated with American mobility.
Oct 16, 2010 — Dinaw Mengestu follows up The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears with a new novel: How to Read the Air. As his own marriage unravels in New York, Jonas — the son of two Ethiopian immigrants — retraces the journey of his parents' lives.
Apr 6, 2009 — In the new book Leaving India: My Family's Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents, author Minal Hajratwala traces multiple paths of the Indian Diaspora and explores what it means to be Indian. Hajratwala discusses her writings, influenced by her own journey of cultural identity.
Aug 8, 2007 — Lots of you are taking late-summer vacations or devoting weekends to squeezing out the last bits of this lovely season, and we didn't want you do to do it bookless. Here's a late, but still timely, list of summer book recommendations from Day to Day's Karen Grigsby Bates.
Jul 24, 2007 — Keeping up with the Joneses isn't easy — even if you're a fashion-conscious young woman with an Ivy League degree, a strong sense of entitlement and an enviable golf handicap.
Jul 24, 2007 — Keeping up with the Joneses isn't always easy — even if you are a fashion-conscious young woman with an Ivy-League degree, a strong sense of entitlement, and "an enviable golf handicap."
Apr 20, 2005 — Author Marina Lewycka discusses her debut novel, A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian. The novel, about Ukraine's dark political past, has made the shortlist for the prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction.