Common Read Resources

Learn More About Valeria Luiselli and Tell me how it ends

Video and Audio

Valeria Luiselli on Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions (Shakespeare and Co., June 2017) (about an hour)


Mexican Writer Valeria Luiselli on Child Refugees & Rethinking the Language Around Immigration (Democracy Now, April 2017) 


John Powers, Tell Me How It Ends, NPR, 2017 (5-minute listen)



Dinaw Mengestu, “A Life in 40 Questions: Harrowing Stories of Child Migration” (NYT, April 2017)

Radmila Stefkova, “Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions,” Latin American Literature Today

Claire Messud, “At the Border of the Novel” (NYRB, 2019)  (This is a literary review focused upon her long book, The Lost Children Archive, but reviewing numerous books of hers).

Luiselli is also a signatory to a letter from many prominent writers here:

Valeria Luiselli, At Home in Two Worlds” (NYT Arts, February 2019)

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Common Read Resources

Learn More About Coronavirus and US Immigration

Immigration Policy and Implementation, General or

The Southern Border

Detention Centers and Refugee Camps

Physicians and Healthcare Workforce

Immigrant Communities

Common Read Resources

Learn More About Refugees, Immigration, and Immigrants

Policy Analysis and Research Organizations

Migration Policy Institute

PEW Research on Immigration

American Immigration Council

United Nations High Commission for Refugees

Michigan Immigrant Rights Center

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Technology

The Integration of Immigrants Into American Society (2015) Free PDF download

The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration (2017)


Consult a UM-Flint librarian

Talk with faculty teaching immigration studies

Follow high-quality media sources, such as the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), National Public Radio, and the New York Times on immigration and emigration