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The Book of Unknown Americans

We picked up Cristina Henríquez's novel, The Book of Unknown Americans ($15), because we had heard that she's a master storyteller. Now that we've finished reading, we can safely say that we agree, 100 percent! The story centers around teenager Maribel, her family, and her neighbors - all US immigrants facing the challenges of carving out their lives in a rundown apartment building in Delaware. They face worries about money, poor work conditions, police profiling, language barriers, and more tragic events, but at its heart, the novel is a tale about family, community, and the ways in which we belong to each other.

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