Eight grade Language Arts teachers teach a unit on immigration. They have a list of novels that students may choose from on which the unit activities are based. Below is that list of novels and links to help teach, introduce, or learn more about those novels.
Auch, Mary Jane. (2002). Ashes of Roses. Random House.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeTuxPko6rU “Another Home” from Album Ashes & Roses
Budhos, Marina. (2006). Ask Me No Questions. Ginee Seo Books.
Buss, Fran Leeper. (1991). Journey of the Sparrows. Yearling.
Danticat, Edwidge. (2002). Behind the Mountains. Scholastic.
Fleischman, Paul. (1997). Seedfolks. HarperCollins.
Giff, Patricia Reilly. (2005) Maggie’s Door. Yearling.
Hidier, Tanuja Desai. (2003). Born Confused. Scholastic.
Jiménez, Francisco. (1997) The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child. Houghton
Soto, Gary. (2005). Help Wanted. Harcourt.
Testa, Maria. (2005). Something about America. Candlewick.
Yep, Laurence. (1995). Thief of Hearts. HarperCollins.http://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?aid=1178&a=1