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“…the book’s refrain of All are welcome here feels both deeply reassuring and almost radical in our polarized time.” –Publishers Weekly

All Are Welcome

Written by Alexandra Penfold
Illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman
Published by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms. A school where kids in patkas, hijabs, and yarmulkes play side-by-side with friends in baseball caps. A school where students grow and learn from each other’s traditions and the whole community gathers to celebrate the Lunar New Year. All Are Welcome lets young children know that no matter what, they have a place, they have a space, they are welcome in their school.

Primary ISBN: 9780525579649

Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 05 or older

Community Represented:

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Setting: United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Arrival

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Guiding Questions & Classroom Activity Ideas
Source: Read Across America

Art Project Tutorial
Source: Alyssa Murack

Lesson Plan (PDF)
Source: Teaching With Orff

This book is part of the Welcoming Library. The Welcoming Library is a traveling collection of picture books set in our New Arrival and 
New American communities. From small towns to big cities, these immigration stories are helping readers 
(of all ages) Welcome and Belong. WelcomingLibrary.org