This study intends to compare and analyze two stories of young immigrants coming to California from Korea and Mexico. The themes through thematic analysis on migration motives, ethnic customs, family interactions, and assimilation process are identified and analyzed. The two novels also pointed out the importance of using young adult narratives as a means that libraries, schools, and cultural centers could use to promote cultural understandings.
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Date of Degree
Master of Science (MS)
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Guerrero Barrera, Claudia, "A Content Analysis on Two Different Immigrants’ Stories in California from Two Novels: A Step from Heaven: a Korean Girl and Esperanza Rising: a Mexican Farm Worker" (2017). All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects. 667.
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