Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The purpose of this study was to identify themes in quality young adult realistic fiction about the immigrant experience in the United States. The researcher questioned which themes are evident in young adult immigrant literature. To pursue this information, the researcher analyzed highly recommended young adult realistic fiction published from 2000 to 2017. Twelve novels were selected, read, and coded. After the first reading, two novels were eliminated; therefore, ten novels are reported. Analysis revealed six themes including: causes of immigration, assimilation, perseverance, identity, socioeconomic status, and stereotypes.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of School Library Studies
Joan Bessman Taylor
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©2018 Ashley Hoppenjam
Hoppenjan, Ashley, "Embracing New Experiences: Young Adult Literature About the Immigrant Experience" (2018). Graduate Research Papers. 3172.