Recommended Reading on Immigrant and Refugee Newcomers

Joseph A. Amato (1996). To Call It Home: The New Immigrants of Southwestern Minnesota. Crossings Press.

Robert Aponte and Marcelo Siles (1994). Latinos in the Heartland: The Browning of the Midwest. Julian Samora Research Institute, Michigan State University.

Andrea B. Bermudez (1994). Doing Our Homework: How Schools Can Engage Hispanic Communities. ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools.

Lourdes Gouveia and Donald D. Stull (1997). Latino Immigrants, Meatpacking and Rural Communities: A Case Study of Lexington, Nebraska. Julian Samora Research Institute, Michigan State University.

Greater Des Moines Community Foundation (2000). Snapshot in Time: A Clear View of the Importance, Value and Impacts of the Latino Population in Central Iowa. Des Moines: State Public Policy Group. [also translated in Spanish] (

Changing Faces, Changing Communities: Immigration and Race, Jobs, Schools and Language Differences, 2nd Edition. Pomfret, CT: Study Circles Resource Center. (2000).

Iowa Department of Human Rights (1999). Status of Asian and Pacific Islanders Study. Des Moines: Iowa Department of Human Rights.

Julian Samora Research Institute (1997). Rural Latino Resources: A National Guide. Michigan State University.

Caryl Stern-La Rosa and Ellen Hofmeimer Bettmann (2000).The Anti-Defamation League’s Hate Hurts: How Children Learn and Unlearn Prejudice: A Guide for Adults and Children. New York: Scholastic.

Sue Rardin (2000). The Faces of Faith: How Does Religion Help—or Hinder—New Immigrants in Finding their Place in American Society? Trust (Summer 2000): 2-11.

Rene Perez Rosebaum (1997). Migration and Integration of Latinos in Rural Midwestern Communities: The Case of “Mexicans” in Adrian, Michigan. Julian Samora Research Institute, Michigan State University.

Donald D. Stull, Michael Broadway, and David Griffith, editors (1995). Any Way You Cut It: Meat-Processing and Small-town America. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas.  

Migrant Farmworkers in South-Central Minnesota:  Farmworker-Led Research and Action for Change.  By Victor Contreras, Jaime Duran, and Kathryn Gilje.  CURA Reporter, February 2001.  University of Minnesota Center for Urban and Regional Affairs.

Where have all the packing plants gone?  The new meat geography in rural America.  By Mark Drabenstott, Mark Henry, and Kristin Mitchell.  Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Economic Review.  Vol. 84, No. 3. (1999).

Tom Quinn (2001) The Impact of Immigration on Small- to Mid-Sized Iowa Communities:  A Citizens Guide for Change.

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