From Their House in San Jose to The House on Mango Street Childhood displacement and the immigration experience are front and center in The Kite Runner. For an additional childhood lens, check out Sandra Cisneros's popular tale of a young Latino girl's experiences growing up in a tough neighborhood. Yes, this one's also a downer, but there's a nice dash of hope thrown in there.
The Joy Luck Club Amir and Baba's relationship is super complicated in part because it spans multiple locations and time periods. In Amy Tan's acclaimed novel, The Joy Luck Club, your students can explore the multifaceted relationships between four immigrant mothers and their daughters. Gets the ladies in on the action, too.