Cultural Identity Novels

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

Does My Head Look Big In This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe  by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Indian Killer by Sherman Alexie

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier

Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang

My Name is Not Easy by Debby Dahl Edwardson

The Year of the Book  by Andrea Cheng

Ten Little Indians by Sherman Alexie

Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two Code Talker: A Novel
by Joseph Bruchac

Flight by Sherman Alexie

The Secret Story of Sonia Rodriguez by Alan Sitomer

Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

Dark Dude by Oscar Hijuelos

The Shadow HeroThe Shadow Hero  by Gene Luen Yang

Small Island by Andrea Levy

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson

Mexican WhiteBoy by Matt de la Pena

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena

My Two Blankets by Irena Kobald

A Sky So Close by: Betool Khedairi

When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa  by: Peter Godwin

MUKIWA: A White Boy in Africa by: Peter Godwin

Native Speaker by: Chang-Rae Lee

Jungle Child by: Sabine Kuegler

Minor Heresies, Major Departures: A China Mission Boyhood by: John Jenkins Espey

To See and See Again: A Life in Iran and America by: Tara Bahrampour

Homesick by: Jean Fritz

China Homecoming by: Jean Fritz

Paper Airplanes in the Himalayas: The Unfinished Path Home by Paul Asbury Seaman

White Ghost Girls: The World In Between by

Lost in Translation by: Eva Hoffmann

The Scent of Eucalyptus: A Missionary Childhood in Ethiopia by Daniel Coleman

Gods of Noonday:A White Girl’s African Life by Elaine Neil Orr

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Swimming in the Congo by: Margaret Meyer

Passionate Nomad: the life of Freya Stark by Jane Fletcher Geniesse

The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War by Gioconda Belli

 

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