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You Bring The Distant Near

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in African American, Ages 12 and up, Asian (South), Bengali American, England, India, Indian American, Theme: #OwnVoices, Theme: Bi-racial Identity, Theme: Cultural Differences, Theme: Cultural Identity, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Grandparents & Intergenerational, Theme: Historical, Theme: Identity, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Migrant Life, Theme: Multicultural Friendship, United States | Comments Off on You Bring The Distant Near

You Bring The Distant Near

You Bring The Distant Near By Mitali Perkins Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux Age Range: 12+ Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N | Worldcat National Book Award Finalist with five starred reviews!   Description This elegant young adult novel captures the immigrant experience for one Indian-American family with humor and heart. Told in alternating teen voices across three generations, You Bring the Distant Near explores sisterhood, first loves, friendship, and the inheritance of culture—for better or worse. From a grandmother worried that her children are losing their...

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In Too Deep

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in African (Central), Ages 10 and up, Congo, Congolese, Congolese British, England, Tanzania, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Fleeing Persecution, Theme: Foster Care, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Separation & Reunion, Theme: Sibling Relationship, Theme: Survival, Theme: Trauma, Uncategorized | Comments Off on In Too Deep

In Too Deep

In Too Deep  By Tom Avery Published by Frances Lincoln Sequel to Too Much Trouble Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N Description “It’s Father,” my brother said. “He’s in trouble. We’ve got to get him.” Prince and Emmanuel are stunned to hear that someone who says she’s their mother is looking for them. Can it really be her, after four long years of separation? The boys are scared and suspicious. And then there’s another shock – they learn that their father is trapped in Tanzania, blackmailed by gangsters to pay off an impossible debt. The boys make a big decision – somehow they...

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Refugee Boy

Posted by on Jul 15, 2013 in African (East), Ages 13 and up, England, Ethiopian American, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Fleeing Persecution, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Survival | Comments Off on Refugee Boy

Refugee Boy

Refugee Boy By Benjamin Zephaniah Published by Bloomsbury Publishing “This book brings to light the plight of refugees everywhere…The book would be a great asset to students learning about diversity and how they should handle similar situations.” –Children’s Literature Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N       Description Alem is on holiday with his father for a few days in London. He has never been out of Ethiopia before and is very excited. They have a great few days togther until one morning when Alem wakes up in the bed and breakfast they...

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Mohammed’s Journey

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in Ages 07 and up, Asian (Central), England, Iraq, Kurdish, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Fleeing Persecution, Theme: Immigration | Comments Off on Mohammed’s Journey

Mohammed’s Journey

Mohammed’s Journey: A Refugee Diary By Anthony Robinson and Annemarie Young Illustrated by June Allan Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books “As students begin to study the reality of our world and the plight of refugees, this title is useful for its perspective.” –School Library Journal Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N           Description Mohammed was born in Kirkuk – the Kurdish part of Iraq. He speaks Kurdish, and now English too. Saddam Hussein persecuted Mohammed’s people long before he was born but...

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Gervelie’s Journey

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in African (Central), Ages 07 and up, Congolese, England, Ivory Coast, Republic of Congo, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Immigration | Comments Off on Gervelie’s Journey

Gervelie’s Journey

Gervelie’s Journey: A Refugee Story By Anthony Robinson and Annemarie Young Illustrated by June Allan Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books “Gervelie’s Journey…will be invaluable tools both for refugees who may be seeking mirrors of their own experiences; and for helping to promote understanding among children who welcome refugees into their neighborhoods and schools.” –Marjorie Coughlan, Paper Tigers Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N Description When Nkoula Thesia Gervelie was born in 1995 in the Republic of Congo, her mother and father had a...

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Hamzat’s Journey

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in Ages 07 and up, Chechen, Eastern European, England, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Trauma | Comments Off on Hamzat’s Journey

Hamzat’s Journey

Hamzat’s Journey: A Refugee Diary By Anthony Robinson and Annemarie Young Illustrated by June Allan Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books “Photos of the real-life Hamzat and of his town are the most compelling element of the work.” –School Library Journal Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N     Description This third book in the Refugee Diary series follows the story of a boy from Chechnya. In 2001 when Chechens were at war with Russia, he was on his way to school in the capital of Grozny when he stepped on a landmine. His leg had to be amputated, and...

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Meltem’s Journey

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in Ages 07 and up, Eastern European, England, Germany, Kurdish, Theme: Family Death, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Racial Discrimination, Turkey | Comments Off on Meltem’s Journey

Meltem’s Journey

Meltem’s Journey: A Refugee Diary By Anthony Robinson Illustrated by June Allan Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books “Starkly realistic and eye-opening, if emotionally difficult.” –Kirkus Reviews “The book succeeds in its encouragement of understanding and empathy for Meltem and other refugee children.” –Books for Keeps Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N   Description This fourth book in the Refugee Diary series follows a Kurdish family from Eastern Turkey. 13 year old Meltem tells the story of their journey to the UK, and the...

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Armel’s Revenge

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in African (Central), Ages 07 and up, Congolese, England, Rwandan, Theme: Genocide, Theme: Historical, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Multicultural Friendship | Comments Off on Armel’s Revenge

Armel’s Revenge

Armel’s Revenge By Nicki Cornwell Illustrated by Erika Pal Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books “A brave story that highlights how prejudices and hatred can influence the same families for generations.” –IBBY Link Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N         Description Christophe’s been given the job of looking after the new boy in his class. But Armel’s surly attitude makes him very difficult to be friends with. And when he realizes that there is more to Armel’s hostility than meets the eye, Christophe is...

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Christophe’s Story

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in African (Central), Ages 07 and up, England, Rwandan, Theme: Building Futures, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Trauma | Comments Off on Christophe’s Story

Christophe’s Story

Christophe’s Story By Nicki Cornwell Illustrated by Karin Littlewood Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books “…Cornwell is able to convey the horror without the distance of an outside voice. It’s a powerful indictment of the savagery of war and its effect on those caught in its path.” –Kirkus Reviews Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N   Description This is the story of a young Rwandan refugee now living in the U.K. Christophe is having trouble getting used to his new school, new language and new life. Life has been very lonely for him....

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The Unforgotten Coat

Posted by on Jan 11, 2013 in Ages 09 and up, Asian (East), England, Mongolian, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Multicultural Friendship, Theme: Undocumented Immigration | Comments Off on The Unforgotten Coat

The Unforgotten Coat

The Unforgotten Coat By Frank Cottrell Boyce Photography by Carl Hunter and Clare Heney Published by Candlewick Press “…a tight, powerful story—brimming with humor, mystery, and pathos” –Publisher’s Weekly “Funny, sad, haunting and original…A tricky, magical delight.” –Kirkus Reviews Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N   Description When two Mongolian brothers inexplicably appear one morning in Julie’s sixth grade class, no one, least of all Julie, knows what to do with them. But when Chingis, the older of the two brothers,...

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