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The Pirate Tree

Written by: Brigita Orel Illustrated by: Jennie Poh For ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Friendship, Social-Emotional Learning, Immigration, Imagination, African Culture & Identity, Girls Outdoors, Global Community. Summary:  This is a sweet book about friendship told from the perspective of a tree…

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American as Paneer Pie [released June 9th 2020]

Written by: Supriya Kelkar Cover Art by: Abigail Dela Cruz For ages: YA Middle Grades and up Language: English  Topics Covered: Racism, Indian Culture, Indian-American Families, Growing Up, Fitting In, Own Voices, Immigration. Summary:  11 year old Lekha just wants to fit into her Detroit suburb,…

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Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border

Written by: Mitali Perkins Illustrated by: Sara Palacios For ages: 3-8 years Language: English & some Spanish Topics Covered: Family, Immigration, Border Patrol, POC-Centric Narratives, Latinx, Mexican-American, Culture & Traditions, Love, Growing Up, Global Community. Summary: Even though this is a story centering around Christmas, we felt…

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Four Feet, Two Sandals

Written by: Karen Lynn Williams & Khadra Mohammed Illustrated by: Doug Chayka For ages: 7-10 years Language: English Topics Covered: Refugees, Friendship, Empathy, Immigration, Global Community.  Summary: This is a very sweet and emotional story of two friends that meet in a refugee camp when each gets…

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They Call Me Güero; A Border Kid’s Poems

Written by: David Bowles Cover Art by: Zeke Peña For ages: YA upper elementary/middle grades Language: English & Spanish Topics Covered: Growing Up, Mexican-American Experience, Immigration, Prejudice, Culture & Traditions, Poetry, Own Voices, Latinx.  Summary: Our narrator is a twelve year old boy known only…

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Schomburg: The Man Who Built A Library

Written by: Carole Boston Weatherford Illustrated by: Eric Velasquez For ages: 8-12 years old, or a confident reading level. Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Historical Fiction, Historic Figures, Literacy, Trailblazers, Afro-Puerto Rican Figures, Professional Life, Schomburg Library.  Summary: This book was sent to us by Candlewick…

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Front Desk

Written by: Kelly Yang Cover Art by: Maike Plenzke For ages: Middle Grades YA Book Language: English, slight Mandarin. Topics Covered: Immigration, Racism, Friendship, Family, Growing Up. Summary: Mia Tang and her parents emigrated from China two years before the book begins.  When the book begins,…

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My Chinatown: One Year in Poems

Written & Illustrated by: Kam Mak For ages: 4 years & up Language: English Topics Covered: Poetry, Immigration, Asian-American Experience, Chinese Culture, Family.  Summary: This book chronicles the first year that the narrator, a young boy, spends away from his old home in Hong Kong and…

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Dear Primo, A Letter to my Cousin

Written & Illustrated by: Duncan Tonatiuh For ages: 5-7 years Language: English, Spanish. Topics Covered: Latinx Families, Love, Global Community, Family. Summary: Charlie and Carlitos are cousins, one living in America and one in Mexico.  This story is told through excerpts of their letters the boys…

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Dreamers

Written & Illustrated by: Yuyi Morales For ages: 4-8 years Language: English & Spanish Topics Covered: Immigration, Courage, Bravery, Family, Love, Community. Summary: This is the story about a woman and her young child immigrating to San Francisco.  Trying to navigate this unfamiliar world was…

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