Recommended Books



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Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi.  Americanah

Bowden, Peg. A Land of Hard Edges. 2014.  (Author is a retired nurse and member of Green Valley Samaritans who also volunteers at El Comedor, a migrant shelter operated by Kino Border Initiative in Nogales, Sonora.)

Carroll R., M. Daniel. Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible. 2008, 2014

Corchado, Alfredo. Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness. 2013.

De La Torre, Miguel. Trails of Hope and Terror: Testimonies on Immigration. 2009. (Author is Professor of Social Ethics and Latino/a Studies at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, and has been a keynote speaker at several Tucson immigration conferences over the past several years.)

Ferguson, Kathryn, Norma Price, and Ted Parks. Crossing with the Virgin: Stories from the Migrant Trail. 2010. (The authors of this book, members of Tucson Samaritans, recount some of their experiences walking the desert trails.)

Heyer, Kristin. Kinship Across Borders:  A Christian Ethic of Immigration. 2012.

Martinez, Oscar. The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail. 2014.

Miller, Todd. Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security. 2014.  (News article about the book:

Regan, Margaret. The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona Borderlands. 2010.

Regan, Margaret. Detained and Deported: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire. 2010.

Urrea, Luis Alberto. The Devil’s Highway: A True Story. 2005.

Wilbanks, Dana W. Re-Creating America: The Ethics of U.S. Immigration and Refugee Policy in a Christian Perspective, 1996. (Excellent resource for learning how and why people think the way they do about these issues).