The African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship

All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands (2017) non-fiction history of US borders by Stephanie Elizondo Griest

Aloe Blacc & the Importance of Educators for Immigrant Youth – Wake Me Up – music video,


America by the Numbers – (2016) – video


America is in The Heart (2017) video


American Dervish (2012) novel by prize-winning novelist and screenwriter Ayad Akhtar


American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear Hardcover (2018 book)

by Khaled A. Beydoun


American Public Media APM Reports podcasts, documentaries and reports (see Teacher Guides)


Anchor Babies and the Challenge of Citizenship (2017) book by Leo R. Chavez


And the Children Will Burn –(2017) a short film by Rodrigo Dorfman, written by Ariel Dorfman


And Then They Came for US (2017) – film


Animation by kids on raids:


Animated Map Shows History of Immigrants in US (2016) You Tube video


Anti-Bias Computer game - A Playable Post on the Shape of Society – Parable of the Polygons


Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives (2016) book by journalist Gary Younge

Arc of the Medicine Line: Mapping the World’s Longest Undefended Border Across the Western Plains (2008) book by Tony Rees about how borders were drawn along US-Canada

Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE)  


Art as a Way of Talking for Emergent Bilingual Youth: A Foundation for Literacy in Pre-12 Schools (2018) Berta Rosa Beritz, Amanda Claudia Wagner, and Vivian María Poey (Eds.)


ArtsLit Project Handbook of activities


Asian American Writers’ Workshop -


The Atlantic magazine (How ICE went rogue– September 2018 issue in print, audio with video) in-depth report and history of ICE; for other articles on immigration.


The Atlas of Reds and Blues (2019) a novel by Devi S. Laskar’s a second-generation Bengali-American woman who is pushed over the edge during an unfounded raid on her home


Aviva Chomsky- “Criminalization, Immigration, and Citizenship in the 21st Century” (2017) video history/ myths/ lecture


Bambadjan Bamba (2017) (short video about being undocumented/ DACA) actor from Black Panther, etc.


Battery Dance artistically excellent and socially relevant traveling the word bringing dance to marginalized communities connected to Moving Stories and Refugee Integration


Beautiful Animation Shows What It’s Like to Be Homesick in a New Country (2011) short video by National Geographic


The Beautiful Thing That Heaven Bears (2007) a novel by Dinaw Mengestu about friendship, a search for acceptance, peace and identity of an Ethiopian immigrant in Washington, D.C.


The Best We Could Do (2017) illustrated memoir about immigration by Thi Bui, NY, NY: Abrams ComicArts, article on it:


Betrayal (4/2/18 interview with ex-MS13 gang member- video)


A Better Life (2011) – movie about an undocumented dad in LA – trailer:


Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza by Gloria Anzaldúa (poetry)


Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the U.S.-Mexico Boundary (2017 book) by Ronald Rael


Border Wall Trumped by Art and Community (2/28/19 magazine article)


Breaking Through (2001) a memoir about migrant life in the ‘60s by Francisco Jiménez. Video about the book


Bridge and Tunnel (play) by Sarah Jones – a one-woman Broadway production of a variety of characters from a diverse immigrant community in New York.


Brown University (Immigration and the US Policy Debate) Choices Program - Videos on Issues of Immigration: What is the historical relationship between race US citizenship policy (2011):; What are refugees and internally displaced persons? (2011):; Why is immigration such a contested issue in the United States? (series of eight 2013); How has the Syrian Civil War sparked a refugee crisis? (2015):


Butterfly Story Collective (2017) podcasts of stories of immigration and the immigrant experience


Challenging Immigration Detention: Academics, Activists and Policy-makers (2017) Michael J. Flynn, Global Detention Project Switzerland and Matthew B. Flynn, Georgia Southern University, USA. Northampton, MA: Edward Edgar Publishing.

Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture non-fiction edited by Gabriel Thompson stories of the more than 800,000 men, women, and children in CA fields

Children Under Threat: Fleeing Central America and Seeking Refuge (2016 -in Spanish English subtitles);

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at TEDGlobal (2009) short video The Danger of a Single Story


Citizen: An American Lyric (2014) a poetry book exploring race by Claudia Rankine and interview (2019)


“City of Immigrants”: An Educational Game for Women’s History Month National Endowment for the Humanities


Climate Justice Means Migrant Justice (12/18/18 video by


Clowns without Borders -


Clowns, The Colors We Ascribe” (2015) – spoken word poetry slam by Emi Mahmoud,


The Colour of Home (2012) children’s book by Mary Hoffman


Critical Perspectives on Migration the Twenty-First Century (2018) book (free download) Marianna Karakoulaki, Laura Southgate & Jakob Steiner; E-International Relations Publishing


Cultural Horizons - An international student magazine written by and for youth worldwide.


Darwin’s Ghosts (2018) a book by Ariel Dorfman


De Muchos, Uno [Out of Many, One] (2018) documentary short Netflix Original;; []


El Desierto (10/14/16 -film); (trailer 12/28/15)


Disgraced (2012) a play by Pulitzer prize-winning novelist and screenwriter Ayad Aktar


The Displaced: Refugee Writers in Refugee Lives (2018) a book edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen


The Distance Between Us: A Memoir (2013) book by Reyna Grande also Young Readers (grades 6-9) Edition (2016) in Spanish and English


Diverse Experiences and Complex Identities: A Resource Archive of Artists’ and Educators’ Works (2017 fabulous resources) by Vivian María Poey, Berta Rosa Berriz, Amanda Claudia Wager in Journal of Pedagogy, Pluralism and Practice: Vol. 9: Iss.1, Article 15.


Do I Look Illegal?: America’s Broken Immigration System – (2014) 7min video


Documented: (2011) doc film about an undocumented American


Dolores (2017) movie – inspiring life tracing of Dolores Huerta equal partner and community organizer with Cesar Chavez for the Grape Boycott and Farm Workers Union.; Also Dolores Huerta Foundation – social justice community organizing group -


Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers (2012 Young Readers) by Sarah Warren


Don’t Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie) (2015) PBS film and lesson plan


Dos Idiomas, Una Comunidad: The Story Behind Bilingual Education (2016) film -


Drawings By Themselves: Portraits of America (2014) video childhood detention


A Dream Called Home/ la Búsqueda de un Sueño (2018) by Reyna Grande “a memoir about building a family, becoming a writer, and redefining America” in Spanish and English


Dreamers (2018) a children’s book (ages 4 to 8) by Yuyi Morales and video about it


Dreamers: An Immigrant Generation’s Fight for Their American Dream (2015) by Eileen Truax. Boson, MA: Beacon Press.


Dying to Live: A Story of US Immigration in and Age of Global Apartheid (2008) book by Joseph Nevins photos by Mizue Aizeki about US Mexican border stories and history.


Economist Magazine 2018 series on The Value of Immigration (6/1/18 part one); (6/4/18 part two) (6/7/18 part three)


Elsewhere, Within Here: Immigration, Refugeeism and the Boundary Event (2010) a book by feminist, filmmaker, postcolonial thinker Thrinh T. Minh-ha, New York, NY: Routledge.


Empathy Museum – A Mile In My Shoes project; (podcast)


End Immigration Detention Of Children Campaign; (September 2018- video); (7/17/18 breakthrough resolution); (Nov.2017) Youth Ambassador video artwork (EDC launched in 2012) presentation Hear Our Voices formerly detained children (Mariane Quintão video clip):


The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America (2019) non-fiction book history and chronology of the border by Greg Grandin; 1/13/19 (How Not to Build a “Great, Great Wall”: A Timeline of Border Fortification – history article by Grandin)


Ending Artesia by Stephen Manning:


Enrique’s Journey: The story of a Boy’s Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother (2006) book by Sonia Nazario


Escaping María: Student Voices in Difficult Times (2018 Puerto Rico) stories edited by Fernando E.E. Correa Gonzales


Esperanza (2011) a level 1 graded reader for Spanish class narrative fiction based on a true story of a young family in Guatemala during civil war by Carol Gaab


Everett Dance Theater in Providence Rhode Island healing from trauma with dance; educational programs


Excess Baggage – Is there room for families in the global labor trade? from EU = -


Exit West (2017) a novel on migration by Mohsin Hamid. New York: Riverhead Books.


Éxodos (2016) photography book, a new edition of his classic book on exiles, migrants and refugees by photographer Sabastião Salgado edited by Leila Wanick Salgado


Expelling the Poor: Atlantic Seaboard States and the 19th Century Origins of American Immigration Policy (2017) book by Hidetaka Hirota, Oxford University Press.


Explaining DACA (You Tube video)


Expose & Close:  Artesia Family Residential Center: (2014)


Eye Witness Report from the Border: Women and Children in Detention (2015)– Video from MVTV presentation of You Tube:


Families Behind Barbed Wire by Stephen & Clio Reese Sady:


Fandango at the Wall: Creating Harmony Between the United States and Mexico (2018) book and music by Kabir Sehgal music by Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra about cultural diplomacy bringing people together through music;


The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life book by Lauren Markham -


Fear Inc.: Behind the $57 Million Network Fueling Islamophobia in the U.S. (2/11/15)


Femicide, Part 1: Honduras, one of the most dangerous places to be a woman | ABC News (5/14/17)


Ferryman ay the Wall (2017/2018 short doc); (Visitor’s Guide to America’s Big Brother Wall)


First Crossing Stories about Teen Immigrants (2007) Young Adult book by Don Gallo


Focus on Immigration Education and Stories Through the Arts (FIESTA) (free curriculum resources, art gallery, videos)


For Private Prisons, Detaining Immigrants is a Big Business (10/1/18) video by Retro Report NY Times


Fourteen Year Old Separated from her Deported Mother – (2/14/17)


From North to South/ Del Norte al Sur (2013) Children’s book by René Colato


Fruit of the Drunken Tree (2018) a novel by Ingrid Rojas Contreras


Gael Garcia Bernal (films and interviews)(10/23/18 Acceptance Hispanic Heritage Award); (2017 In Conversation with TIFF Toronto International Film Festival go to 51:51on immigration); We All Come From Migrants (10/7/16) on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert about movie El Desierto; (12/23/15 trailer) El Disierto ; (4/11/14 trailer) Who is Dayani Cristal;(12/13/13) Social Change Through Documentaries); (10/5/13 interview with Sir David Frost); (2/5/13 “Undocumented” film interview with Gael Garcia Bernal); 11/15/10 (the film Los Invisibles)


Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty – GSCDL (list of publications)


Gone in a Generation: How Climate Change is Disrupting American Lives (1/29/19) graphics;


The Good Braider (2012) a YA/adult novel by Terry Farish about a journey from war-torn Sudan, to Cairo, and finally to Portland, Maine.


Grandfather’s Journey (2008) illustrated book by Allen Say


Guatemala narrative video (4 min) -You Tube Guatemala - Leaving home// (en español) Dejando mi hogar


Hannah is My Name (2007) Children’s book by Belle Yang


Harvard Educational Review (journals immigration focus) Special Issue (Fall 2015) Dissolving Boundaries: Understanding Undocumented Students’ Educational Experiences – (journal); Special Issue (Fall 2011) Immigration, Youth, and Education; Special Issue (Fall 2001) Immigration and Education

Harvest of Empire (2013) film relating US history

Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez (2003 Young Readers) by Kathleen Krull

He Died Giving a Voice to Chile’s Poor.  Quest for Justice Took Decades. (11/18/18) video from Retro Report NY Time

Help us #EndFamilyDetention! (2017) (video baby jails)

Her Right Foot (2017) a children’s book about the Statue of Liberty by Dave Eggers

“Home in Time of Displacement” Volume 1 (2014) – UndocuWriting Project part of CultureStr/ke

How an Undocumented Immigrant Looks at America – a 1min 43 second video poem by Praise Odigie

How Immigration became Illegal (2014) book and (5/30/14 - YouTube) – Aviva Chomsky:

How to Say Nguyen – (2013) funny short video on name pronunciation

Human Flow (2017) trailer film on refugees by artist Ai Weiwei; interview

I am a migrant (stories, blog, videos- a UN Migration Agency platform)

Ice El Hielo – La Santa Cecilia (2013), YouTube music video -


Identity Erasure (2018) 50 second video


I Learn America (2017) – Movie doc by Jean-Michel Sissard & Gitte Peng –


Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants (2009) by David Bacon


Ilse (2017) – film


Immigrant Children Shouldn’t Live in a Climate of Fear (11/6/18) blog by Reyna Grande:


Immigrant, Montana (2017) a novel by Amitava Kumar


Immigrant Songs Initiative (2019) all-female mariachi band Flor de Toloache with SPLC launched “El Corrido de David y Goliat” out on Chulo Records for outreach on immigrant rights


Immigrant Voices (music) The Voci Angelica Trio use immigrant stories as inspiration to challenge aspects of internalized bias and influence how people respond to cultural differences


Immigration Courts: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (April 2018)


Immigration Myths (9/22/10 – Aviva Chomsky historian - YouTube videos)- research material (5 min in starts);;;; (2013) Undocumented: The Theory and Practice of Illegality” They Take our Jobs and 20 Other Myths


Immigrants (We Get the Job Done) (2017) The Hamilton Mixtape- K’naan featuring Residente, Riz MC & Snow The Product


Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (2004, 2014) non-fiction by Mae Ngai


The Infiltrators (2019 documentary film); at Sundance A rag-tag group of undocumented youth - Dreamers - deliberately get detained by Border Patrol in order to infiltrate a shadowy, for-profit detention center;


Interview with refugee writers Viet Thanh Nguyen & Ariel Dorfman: (5/4/18) Part 1:; Part 2:


In the Country We Love: My Family Divided/ En el País que Amamos (2016) book and audiobook by Diane Guerrero (star of Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin)


In the Midst of Winter (2017) book about immigration by Isabel Allende. NY, NY: Simon & Schuster, Inc.


In the Shadow of the Banyan (2013) novel by Vaddey Ratner about a child surviving young the Cambodian holocaust


Indians and Immigrants – Entangled Histories (2014) by Gunlög Fur in Journal of American Ethnic History, Vol.33, No.  3, pp. 55-76.


Indivisible Films (2016) Dreamers;


International Congress of Youth Voices conference to for youth from around the world to learn with and from accomplished writers, activists, and elected officials


The International School of Peace (12/14/17) video of school for refugees


Into a Crueler America: Two Border Crossings, 30 Years Part article by Reyna Grande (1/14/19)


Inquisition (2018) poetry by Kazim Ali, born in the United Kingdom to Muslim parents of Indian, Iranian, and Egyptian descent, he identifies as “Queer, Muslim, American… always navigated complex intersections and interstices on order to make a life.”


Iron Moon: An Anthology of Chinese Migrant Worker Poetry (2017) Edited by Qin Xiaoyo translated by Eleanor Goodman “a calloused portrayal of rural residents voyaging into the city for the first time, abandoning their autonomy and transforming into human machines.”


Islandborn (2018) children’s book by Juno Diaz and Leo Espinoza


Is Migration a Basic Human Right? (Rebroadcast 2016): Economic Reason for Open Borders –Freakonomics Radio


I Was Dreaming to Come to America: Memories from the Ellis Island Oral History Project by Veronica Lawlor ad Rudolph W. Giullani


La Jaula de Oro/ The Golden Dream – (2015) film


Jezebel video interview with Mexican American author Reyna Grande (2 minutes 27 seconds)


Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health (August 2018 first 4/8/17) research article by Janna Ataiants, et al. Unaccompanied Children at the United States Border, a Human Rights Crisis that can be Addressed with Policy Change; (history and content)


Journal of Pedagogy, Pluralism and Practice: At as Voice, Creating Access for Emergent Learners. Vol. 9: Iss.1, Article 15.


Journeys in Film Educating for Global Understanding


“La Esquina” (2018 Photography) A home away from home – DC exhibition pays homage to Mount Pleasant Street as a gathering for local immigrants;;


 “Land of the Free” Official Music Video (2017) Joey Bada$$


Larry and Friends (2014) children’s book about immigration by Carla Torres and Nat Jaspar


Las Cafeteras (music videos) Tiempos de Amor, If I was President; It's Movement Time


The Last Dream: True Stories Created and Performed by the Children of TPS: Boston Experimental Theatre Company; 2/14/19 Children of TPS join marchers in Washington by staging urgent play; 2/11/19 (in Spanish interviews); 2/8/19


Latino Rebels (music, radio, films); (11/4/18) Speak Your Truth, Send a Message


The Legislator Ilhan Omar (2018) First Somali-American Muslim person to become a legislator -Time – and Halima Aden, first hijab-wearing fashion model to walk international runway shows


Library of Congress Immigration Lesson Plans


Life Overtakes Me (2019) short doc about comatose immigrant children in Sweden


The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border (2018) book by Francisco Cantú ex- Border Patrol agent exposes the dehumanizing enterprise. Essay (1/17/19) from a new afterward of the book


Lin-Manuel Miranda creator of Hamilton, supporting Puerto Rico in aid (clips Late Nite Show 10/16/18); (9/20/18 video Rolling Stone concert Puerto Rico); (11/7/17) forms non-profit for Puerto Rico; (8/12/15 article NYT)


Literature ad Community: The Turtle, Imagination & the Journey Home (2019) essay about Asian American literature and identity by Karen Tei Yamahita in Mass Review


Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America (2016) book by Roberto G, Gonzales, Oakland, CA: UCLA Press


Living on One Dollar (2013) documentary living on one dollar a day for two months in rural Guatemala; making films that matter. (Microloans for Guatemala)


Living Undocumented – film lesson plans, advice counselors, etc.,


Locked in a Box: Immigration Detention - - Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service -


The Long Honduran Night: Resistance, Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup (2018) book by Dana Frank, Professor Emerita of University of CA, Santa Cruz


Looking for Esperanza: A story of a mother, a child lost, and why they matter to us – (2012) book by Adriana Páramo – creative non-fiction about farm workers in the US. Benu Press, Hopkins, MN.


Lost Children Archive (2019) a novel by Valeria Luiselli about a family’s cross-country road trip which coincides with an immigration conflict at the border. Review:


Love Train 2017 - YouTube music video -


Lucky Boy (2017) intertwining immigrant stories in a novel by Shanthi Sekaran


The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America (2010)  non-fiction  book immigration history by Mae Ngai


Mahira Patkovich: A Refugee Rises (1/12/19) short video about impact of refugees in communities


Making a Mark, Making Places (podcasts) Institute for Immigration Research capturing stories of immigrant artists in the US


Maps and Charts: (see extensive list in Teacher Guide Resource List) Animated Map Shows History of Immigrants in US (2016) You Tube video


The Massachusetts Review a special issue Asian American Literature: Rethinking the Canon Volume 59, Issue 4 (essay, fiction, poetry)


Meet LA’s feminist teen photographers (2019) sharing Guatemalan culture through photography inspiring teenage girls through photography;


Mercy Corps (2015) photo essays asking refugees What did you bring with you?


Mexican Migrant Children: Forgotten at the Border (1/22/15) – in English and Spanish -


Mexico Border Wall: Pedro Rios on the Impact of the US (2019) short video


A Mighty Girl: Immigration/Migration – (collection of books for ages 3-teens)


Migrant Children Fleeing Violence are Rarely Protected in Mexico: Karla’s Story (2016) – Honduras – in Spanish with English subtitles -; Gabriela’s Story (2016) –


Migrations: Humanity in Transition by photographer Sabastião Salgado


Migrant Life at the US Border: 24 Hours in Photos (12/19/18)


Migrant to Trump: We’re workers, not criminals (10/20/18) CNN video


The Migration Museum – museum exhibits, workshops


The Missing – consequences of Trump’s immigration crackdown (1/15/18)


Monsters to Destroy a multimedia “talkumentary” presentation by comedian, writer, and producer Ben Tumin examining the real security impact of refugees in the United States, while connecting the findings to his family history


Moving Stories (2018) documentary film about Battery Dance bringing dance to 60 countries working with refugees and marginalized communities. Trailer


Moving Walls 25 – Another Way Home Open Society Documentary Photography Project’s exhibition series


The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble (2018) trailer of the film also has accompanying curriculum guidebook can be downloaded


Music of the Ghosts (2017) novel by Vaddey Ratner about a young refugee who returns to her homeland to revisit the Cambodian holocaust


My (underground) American Dream: My True Story as an Undocumented Immigrant Who Became a Wall Street Executive (2016) by Julissa Arce with Mark Dagostino


National Gallery of Art Uncovering America: Immigration and Displacement  (image set, unearthing stories, charting journeys, classroom activities)


National Public Radio (NPR) podcast 6/28/18 (warning government ill equipped to reunite families – fresh air);Codeswitch (2/28/18) A House Divided By Immigration Status 20180228_codeswitch_csmixedstatusfinal.mp3; many other resources; ( Latinx Arts and Culture - music)


New Immigrant and Refugee Visions –The Films (2019)


A New Moral Imagination on Immigration (12/3/2018) by Pramila Jayapal from the NY Review of Books


New Yorker Magazine (and videos) on Immigration Issues (1/29/19) An Asylum Seeker’s Quest to Get Her Toddler Back: new video shows emotional toll of ongoing family separations; (1/28/19) How a Teen’s Death Has Become a Political Weapon: When a refuge killed a 14-year-old girl, Germany’s far right saw opportunity; (8/24/18) No One is Saver. No One is Served by Dave Eggers;  (6/18/18) danger even for naturalized citizens in US; (1/5/18) deportation death sentence; (1/1/18) MS18 unaccompanied minors (4/3/17) The trauma of facing deportation 1/23/17 (El Salvador US gang members deported)


The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom (2018) YA mystery story by Helen Thorpe


Nightmares and Dreams: Immigrant Voices from Inside Detention (2017) three narratives, two plays in English, Portuguese, and Spanish inspired from interviews with detainees at the Detention Center for Women and Children in Artesia, NM by Lynn Ditchfield, free curriculum resource on Focus on Immigration Education and Stories Through the Arts (FIESTA)


Nightmares and Dreams: Immigrant Voices (3/5/16) Pathways presentation; Guatemala video and El Salvador mini-play


Nightmares and Dreams: Immigrant Voices interviews (2009) video


No Borders: The Politics of Immigration Control and Resistance (2016) book researched by migration activist Natasha King


No Human Is Illegal: An Attorney on The Front Lines of The Immigration War (2019) book memoir by J.J. Mulligan Sepúlveda

No Sanctuary: Big Business and Family Detention by filmmaker Matthew Gossage chronicles the return of immigrant family detention in the United States:


On Being (7/12/18) What Borders Are Really About and What We Do With Them podcast interview with author “bridge person” Luis Alberto Urrea; (6/21/18) podcast The Moral World in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt for Now – refugee insight interview by Krista Tippett with Lyndsey Stonebridge; (3/15/18) Life is a Poem interview with poet Naomi Shihab Nye


On True War Stories (2019) a short graphic story by Viet Thanh Nguyen illustrated by Matt Huynh


Operation Gatekeeper and Beyond: The War on “Illegals” and the Remaking of the U.S.-Mexico Boundary (2010) a second edition non-fiction book by Joseph Nevins about INS attempt to “regain control” of the US-Mexican border.


Order 9066 (podcast) https://www.apmre from APM Reports and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History 8 episodes (with art and music “bonuses”) dealing with the Executive Order for “relocation” camps imprisoning some 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry (2/3 were American citizens).


Our refugee system is failing. Here’s how we can fix it (20160 TED talk with Alexander Betts; and transcript in 24 languages included


Out of Many, One [De Muchos, Uno] (2018) documentary shorts Netflix Original; []


Out of the Closet, Out of the Shadows: LGBT – Leadership in the Struggle Against Deportation – (You Tube)


Parody Project (2018) music video The Battle of the Wall; Battle Hymn of the Republic


PBS – Learning Media –2/6/19 (WATCH: Trump’s family separation policy under scrutiny in House hearing); (8/7/18 video) Documenting Hate: Charlottesville; (7/31/18 film and transcript) Separated: Children at the Border;   4/24/18 Child Labor Trafficking; video Trafficked in America; American Stories: Teens and Immigration – 1/30/18; also transcript - also Newhour video-


The People Speak Ian McKellen performance (2012) of Shakespeare Sir Thomas More, Act II, Scene 4 (c.1593) (remove the strangers) -


Personal Statement (2018) a feature-length documentary film navigating the college process on uneven playing field by Juliane Dressner and Eddie Martinez (on PBS);


Pod Save America (May 28, 2018 podcast on broken immigration system -taking children away)


Poems on Immigration (see Split This Rock) (Poetry Foundation – audio poem selection)

Poems on Immigration/ about refugees and exile / on borders and crossing; Invasive Species by Amit Majmudar;


Portraits of Refugees Next to the Objects They Carry (2015) photographs by James Mollison of TIME


“Postcards from America”: Linking Classroom and Community in an ESL Class (2001) an English Journal article about using photography and storytelling by Eileen Landay with Mary Beth Meeghan, A. Leonard Newman, Kurt Wootten and Donald King


ProPubica articles on Immigration (shelters, sexual assault, MS 13, travel ban, unshackling of ICE, 6-yrar-old separated from father, policing tent city, etc.)


Rabbit in the Moon Blog Stories of the mystery of immigrant lives


Radio Ambulante (1/10/17) – unaccompanied minors -


RAW Art Works; a youth arts organization, rooted in art therapy. At its core, RAW believes that all kids should be seen and heard and that everyone has a story to tell. Lynn, MA. Real to Reel Film School (video “Home”)


Reading list on immigration for 3rd to 5th graders (see Teacher Resources)


Ready to Resist – Hear our Voice – -


A Reason to Read: Linking Literacy and Arts (2012) a book with activities by Eileen Landay and Kurt Wooten, Cambridge: Harvard Education Press (excerpts: ArtsLit handbook


Reframing the Latino Immigration Debate: Towards a Humanistic Paradigm (2013) book by Alvaro Huerta


Refugee (2018) novel for ages 9 to 12 by Alan Gratz story of three refugee children 1930-2015.


The Refugees (2017) a book of short stories by Viet Thanh Nguyen, NY: Grover Press.


Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of Our Times (2017) by David Miliband. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.


Rewriting the West (2/19/19 magazine)

Reconsidering the origin stories and mythologies of Los Angeles, Texas, Arizona, the Alamo, and a family by Adriana Gallardo, Michelle García, Fernanda Santos, Raúl Ramos, and Carolina A. Miranda


Reyna Grande website Mexican American author her books, articles, radio interviews, video


Risking It All: Children at the Border (8/22/14)-


Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way (2015) a book by Hasia R. Diner, New Haven, Ct: Yale University Press


Rosa these storms (2015 film) inspiring documentary film of an adult living in poverty in Guatemala seeking education and fulfillment.


Salam Neighbor (2015) living in a Syrian refugee camp documentary by Living on One. Wonderful Lesson Guide for teachers and students developed by Jill Stevens of 1001 Media and Living On One- teaser; purchase whole:


Salt Houses (2017) a novel by Hala Alyan “The Palestinian-American author writes from experience. She says she imagined her fictional characters with her own displaced family members in mind.”


Salt to the Sea (2017) YA/adult novel by Ruta Sepetys – 1945 WWII closing finds thousands of refugees on a desperate trek toward freedom, almost all with something to hide.


Samantha Bee on immigration (12/12/18 Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal Presents Christmas On I.C.E.); (8/15/18 Immigrants Make Our Food); (1/24/18 on immigration policy); (8/2/17 song on immigration – 5 min)


Say it Forward: A Guide to Social Justice Storytelling edited by Cliff Mayotte and Claire Kiefer


School for Syrian Refugee Kids Built by, Israelis? (9/20/18) video


School of Assassins (1994 doc film), Father Roy: Inside the School of Assassins (2011) – about the US Army School of the Americas, combat training for Latin American military. Renamed Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation in 2001.


Searching for Syria (UNHCR photo history)


Separated: Children at the Border (July 31, 2018) documentary film; (transcript)


Serendipity an internationally connected social dance enterprise that actively changes the artistic and cultural landscape, specializing in inclusive dance, reviving biographies of dancers of the African diaspora


Shakespeare’s Globe: The Strangers’ Case – Shakespeare’s rallying cry for humanity (video 2018)


Sharing a Dream: Syrian Refugee Kids Tap Dance Camp (7/18/18) short video


The Silent Drama of Photography (2013 Ted Talk video)


Silk Road Project (Ensemble) creates music that engages difference, sparking radical cultural collaboration and passion-driven learning to build a more hopeful world


Smithsonian Second Opinion: Immigration Education Resources lessons and resources


Social Justice Books: A Teaching for Change Project –; Puerto Rican Children’s Literature for Social Justice: A Bibliography for Educators by Marilisa Jimenez Garcia, Ph.D.


Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees From Central America (2019) book of bravery stories of young refugees traveling for hundreds of miles to seek safety and protection in the US edited by Steven Mayers and Jonathan Freedman


Sonia Sotomayor (books) Turning Pages: My Life Story / Pasando Páginas (2018 -Young Readers); My Beloved World (2014); Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx/ La Juez que creció en el Bronx (2009 - Young Readers).


Sonic Borderland Literacies: A Re/Mix of Culturally Relevant Education (journal article 2017) by Cecilia A. Valenzuela


The South’s Ellis Island (2017) (refugees in US) story by Carly Berlin


Split This Rock national network of socially engaged poets (see immigration resources) The Quarry: A Social Justice Poetry Database


Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey –(2016) a children’s book by Margriet Ruurs, artist Nizar Ali Badr (in English and Arabic) about a family forced to leave their homeland being welcomed in a new country. Illustrated with stone images by Syrian artist Badr.


Super Cilantro Girl/ La Superniña del Cilantro (2003) Children’s book by Juan Felipe Herrera


Teachers Bridging Difference: Exploring Identity with Art (2018) a book by Marit Dewhurst on how teachers can become culturally responsive – an arts-based toolkit.


Telesur – (multimedia) - ;


Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay In 40 Questions (2017) book on unaccompanied minors by Valeria Luiselli


“Tell Me More” Encouraging and Developing the Voices of English Learners (2018) journal edited by Terry Farish and Carolyn Hutton for New Hampshire Humanities New Voices Project


Ten ways to Fight Hate: One year after Charlottesville (2018 video); (2017 pdf.)


Texas Detention Centers for Immigrant Families – (7/29/15) Video from inside


Then They Came For Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans During WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties (1/18-5/27/19) photography exhibition The Presidio, SF, CA What does an American look like? Who gets to decide?


They Take Our Jobs!: And 20 Other Myths about Immigration (2007)  book by Aviva Chomsky, Boston, MA: Beacon Press.


Things I’ll Never Say (see Educators for Fair Consideration) art, photography, writing, videos, etc. -;


This American Life (many podcasts on immigration) (podcasts and transcripts from 7/20/18, 12/8/17 & 12/15/17) #652: ICE Capades: Dispatches from a government agency in its tumultuous teenage years; #632: Our Town - Part One, #633 Our Town - Part Two - focus on Albertville, AL town changes with immigration; #550 Three Miles (2015); #641 (walls, barriers)


this bridge we call home: radical visions for transformation (2002) book edited by Gloria E. Anzaldúa and Ana Luisa Keating


Time for Ilhan (2018) documentary film about Ilhan Omar, first elected Somali-American Muslim legislator, Minnesota state representative.


To Be, or Not to Be (2018) (refugee essay by Masha Gessen in NY Review of Books)


To Immigrants with Love (2017 Boston mural project)


Topic (Dreamer videos)


Towards the Sun (2018) anthology from the perspective of Arab women in Chicago Tadween Publishing


Trafficked in America (4/24/18) video


The traumatogenic potential of law enforcement home raids: An exploratory report (2018 journal) by Lopez, William D.,Novak, Nicole L.,Harner, Melanie, Martinez, Ramiro, Seng, Julia.


The Try Guys on Immigration (funny video on How to Become an US Citizen)


Truth, Torture, and the American Way: The History ad Consequences of US Involvement in Torture (2005)  a book by human rights lawyer Jennifer Harbury


The Turtle of Oman (2014) children’s book by poet Naomi Shibab Nye


Two Americas (2016)– a film trailer


Underwater Dreams (2014) documentary film- the story of how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned how to build underwater robots, and go up against MIT in the process.


Unaccompanied (2018) a poetry journey book by Javier Zamora, Port Townsend, Washington: Copper Canyon Press. (more on Zamora) poetry (unaccompanied);;


Unaccompanied Alone in America (2018 four minute video of courtroom)


Una Vida, Dos Países (2016) -film


The Unapologetically Brown Series – (photos, poetry, posters, etc.) -


Under the Same Moon/ Bajo la Misma Luna (2007) film trailer


Under the Same Sun (2015) song by Carrie – Spotify


Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives (2018) compiled and edited by Peter Orner in Voice of Witness free lesson plans




Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal (2014) - book by Aviva Chomsky


Undocumonologues: stories from the Frontline of US Immigration Policies (2019) a play performed at Dairy Arts Center of Motus Theater Boulder, CO.


UNICEF Webinar – Migrant Rights (12/16/16) (Mariane Quintanao 29:33)


Unlikely (2018) film of how five individuals failed by the higher education system fight for a second chance


US family separation crisis-in pictures (2018) photography


The US-Mexican Border – Walls of Shame: (2/18/17 doc L Jazeera English)


US Today Network (videos) The Wall; photos 2014 kids in detention


Valley of the Heart (2018 theater) written and directed by Luis Valdez (founder of Teatro Campesino and creator of Zoot Suit)


Voces Sin Fronteras: Our Stories, Our Truths (2018) True Comics from the Latin American Youth Center of DC bilingual graphic memoirs about overcoming difficulties.


Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners (2018) poetry book by Naomi Shibab Nye


White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Race (2018, Beacon Press) book and radio interview:


Why are migrants from Central America escaping to the US (4/6/18 – short news video)


Yes, We are Latinos: Poems and Prose about the Latino Experience (2016) book for and by children, other text by Alma Flor Ada & F. Isabel Campoy, pictures David Diaz (in English and Spanish)


You Tube videos about El Salvador gangs: (7/19/18 The Guardian) 'The only way out is through Jesus’: The El Salvador pastors saving MS-13 gang members; (4/9/18 Al Jazeera English) El Salvador: Deportees Welcome: Between MS-13 & Call Centres | Witness | Deportados Bienvenidos; (9/22/17 VICE News) MS-13's Active Members Are Laughing At Trump's Crackdown (HBO); (5/21/17 ZoominTV) Why Salvadorans are taking security in their own hands;  (5/20/16 ABC News) In El Salvador, Gang Violence is a Part of Everyday Life: Part 1; (11/26/15 VICE News) Targeting the Young: Gangs of El Salvador (Part 4); (11/25/15 VICE News) One Day in Usulután: Gangs of El Salvador (Part 3); (11/24/15 VICE News) Living In Fear: Gangs of El Salvador (Part 2); (11/23/15 VICE News) Waging War: Gangs of El Salvador (Part 1);(7/21/15 AP Archive) El Salvador: Children of War Gangs; (1/15/12 Al Jazeera English) El Salvador's bitter civil war legacy


We Refugees (1946) essay by Hannah Arendt


WET: A DACAmented Journey (theater) Cara Mia Theatre and Ignite/Arts Dallas writer performer Alex Alpharaoh


What is behind the Sudden Surge of Child Migrants? The Case of the Northern Triangle and Mexico (7/12/18) statistics research paper by Julio Acuna Available at SSRN: or


When They Come For Me poem by Alejandro Jimenez


Which Way Home (2010), documentary of journey of unaccompanied minors:


Who is Dayani Cristal (2014) movie trailer with Gael Garcia Bernal


Why Walls Won’t Work: Repairing the US-Mexico Divide (2013) book by Michael Dear


Wilfredo: un niño de El Salvador/ A Boy from El Salvador (bilingual book for Elementary School)


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The resource list was compiled by Lynn Ditchfield with contributions from: Cheri Cluff, Michael Ditchfield, Victoria Dryfoos, Camila Fernandez, Justen Foster, Zee Gamson, Shari Geistfeld**, Linda Graham, Marissa A. Gutierrez-Vicario, Julie Huff**, Naomi Ostwald Kawamura, Roslyn Sue Le Mesurier, Carina Lubatti, Kendra Mills, Vivian Maria Poey**, Jane Sampaio, Guy Michel Telemanque, Gail Tipton, Rachel Toon, Vanessa Vento, and others. Mentor for Immigration Guidebook Rebecca A. McCarthy, Esq. Immigration & Nationality Law.

**special thanks

Funds to help support granted in part by:  Mass Cultural Council (MVLCC) and Martha’s Vineyard Vision Fellowship

For more free resources on immigration, please visit Focus on Immigration Education and Stories Through the Arts (FIESTA)

Please feel free to send other resources, or contribute curriculum plans or ideas to the Creativity-Based Curriculum Guidebook on Immigration, for details contact