“The problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” –Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
As I watched Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED Talk, The Danger of the Single Story, I could not help but think of a book I had just read, The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez. This novel shares many stories. They are all from Latin American immigrants, and they tell different stories of why and how they came to the United States. Perhaps we think we know the immigrant story. Perhaps this book is an opportunity to create a more complete view, to move beyond a stereotype.
What books opened your mind to a world beyond stereotypes?