Hudson River Museum Presents: Border Cantos

On Friday, February 12, the Hudson River Museum will open a new exhibition: Border Cantos | Sonic Border: Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo.

This exhibition is a collaboration between photographer Richard Misrach and sculptor/composer Guillermo Galindo addressing humanitarian issues at the U.S.-Mexico border.

To complement this exhibition, YPL staff have curated a list of books – both fiction and nonfiction, for youth and adults – that explore migration, immigration and the refugee experience at the U.S.-Mexico border, within the United States, and globally.

Books About Migration for Adults

Lost Children Archive by Luiselli, Valeria

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

The Line Becomes A River: Dispatches From The Border by Francisco Cantú

Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century
by Jessica Bruder

Let’s Talk About Your Wall: Mexican Writers Respond to the Immigration Crisis edited by Carmen Boullosa and Alberto Quintero

The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea.

Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas

The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengetsu

How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

Books About Migration for Youth

We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez

The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz

Sanctuary by Paola Mendoza and Abby Sher

The Distance Between Us: Young Readers Edition by Reyna Grande

I’m New Here by Anne Sibley O’Brien

La Frontera: El Viaje Con Papá by Deborah Mills

A Journey Towards Hope by Victor Hinojosa, Susan Guevara and Coert Voorhees

Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story From the Border by Mitali Perkins and Sara Palacios

A Sky Without Lines by Krystia Basil and Laura Borràs

I am not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sánchez

The Radius of Us by Marie F. Marquardt

Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz

Someone Like Me by Julissa Arce