When Jessie Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest
Jessie is choosen to sail to America and leave her grandmother behind in their small european town. This is a story of how Jessie works hard to eventually bring her grandmother across the great ocean as well.
A Properly Unhaunted Place by William Alexander
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan.
A Chair For My Mother by Vera B. Williams