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I’m New Here: Celebrated for National Welcoming Week

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in Events & Programs | Comments Off on I’m New Here: Celebrated for National Welcoming Week

I’m New Here: Celebrated for National Welcoming Week

Portland School Children Star in Video on Immigration to Premiere During “National Welcoming Week” Portland, ME—“Being new feels happy, shy and scared,” said a Portland third grader in a recent interview. This summer, thirty-five Hall School children shared their feelings about being “new,” being a new arrival and what it looks like to be welcoming to new arrivals with Maine author/illustrator Anne Sibley O’Brien. The video, featuring their thoughtful responses, will premiere at the Portland Public Library’s Rines Auditorium on Saturday, September 19th at 2:00PM in celebration of National...

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New Immigrants, New Approaches: ALA Resources

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in * I'm Your Neighbor, Events & Programs, I'm Your Neighbor News | Comments Off on New Immigrants, New Approaches: ALA Resources

New Immigrants, New Approaches: ALA Resources

Anne Sibley O’Brien and Kirsten Cappy were delighted to have been the guests of the Association of Library Services for Children at the American Library Association’s annual conference in San Francisco.  We had an intriguing conversation with librarians from all over the country about children’s literature, immigration and I’m Your Neighbor. One result of the conversation is that we need more populations listed on the website—Chinese American, Indian American, and more!  We welcome your input on populations and titles here. Following are some of the the materials that...

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I’m Your Neighbor, Portland: Narrative Report

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Engagement Projects, Events & Programs, I'm Your Neighbor News | Comments Off on I’m Your Neighbor, Portland: Narrative Report

I’m Your Neighbor, Portland: Narrative Report

I’m Your Neighbor, Portland was a 2013 Portland, Maine community-wide read and series of public events designed to promote a sense of community among the diverse people who make the port city their home. READ the I’m Your Neighbor, Portland Narrative Report Want to hold your own community-wide read of New Arrival Children’s Literature? Explore book options and contact...

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I’m Your Neighbor at ALA

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Events & Programs | Comments Off on I’m Your Neighbor at ALA

I’m Your Neighbor at ALA

Librarians!  We hope you can join I’m Your Neighbor co-founders Kirsten Cappy and Anne Sibley O’Brien at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA! Saturday, 6/27/15 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA. Moscone Convention Center – 3001 (West Building) New Immigrants, New Approaches With continuous news stories and rhetoric about “illegal” immigrants and “Islamification” of the Western world, how you change the conversation about “new arrivals” and welcome our diverse neighbors into the library community?  This workshop will present...

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I’m Your Neighbor, Portland

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Events & Programs, I'm Your Neighbor News | Comments Off on I’m Your Neighbor, Portland

I’m Your Neighbor, Portland

STORIES build understanding. UNDERSTANDING builds neighborhoods. NEIGHBORHOODS build a strong city. I’m Your Neighbor is currently piloting a community-wide read in the city of Portland, Maine. I’m Your Neighbor, Portland features nine books, both fiction and non-fiction, set in Maine and written by regional authors.  The collection of books feature multicultural friendships and immigration stories that reflect shifts in Portland’s cultural makeup, with immigrants and refugees coming from the Middle East, Africa, and Asia over the last 30 years. Throughout 2013,...

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The Good Braider Celebrated in Portland, Maine

Posted by on Nov 1, 2012 in African (East), Ages 14 and up, Events & Programs, Sudan, Sudanese American, Theme: Building Futures, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Survival, Theme: Trauma | Comments Off on The Good Braider Celebrated in Portland, Maine

The Good Braider Celebrated in Portland, Maine

You are Invited to a Celebration for: THE GOOD BRAIDER A Novel by Terry Farish Set in Portland’s Sudanese Community Thursday, 11/8/12 @ 7:00 PM 7th Floor, Glickman Library University of Southern Maine Portland, Maine Free of Charge Info: Curious City, 207-420-1126 ABOUT THE BOOK “A masterful triumph of character and story.” -Naomi Shihab Nye In spare free verse laced with unforgettable images, Viola’s strikingly original voice sings out the story of her family’s journey from war-torn Sudan, to Cairo, and finally to Portland, Maine. Here, in the sometimes too...

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