15. Esperanza Rising by Paul Munoz Ryan
An atypical immigration story, Esperanza Rising takes place during the Great Depression when characters Esperanza and Mama flee to California and settle in a camp for Mexican farm workers.
16. China Dolls by Lisa See
China Dolls follows Grace, Helen, and Ruby—three young women from very different backgrounds—in 1930‘s San Francisco. They meet by chance at the exclusive and glamorous Forbidden City nightclub and we see them experience challenges and new beginnings together.