Welcoming Library: Core Picture Books (Current)

Niki Nakayama: A Chef’s Tale in 13 Bites

by Jamie Michalak

Age 06 or older

Community: Japanese/Japanese American

Priya Dreams of Marigolds & Masala

by Meenal Patel

Age 06 or older

Community: Indian/Indian American

Salma the Syrian Chef

by Danny Ramadan

Age 04 or older

Community: Syrian/Syrian American, Various

Silent Music

by James Rumford

Age 05 or older

Community: Iraqi/Iraqi American

Someone New

by Anne Sibley O'Brien

Age 06 or older

Community: Guatemalan/Guatemalan American, Korean/Korean American, Somali/Somali American

Someone New (Wonderbook Edition)

by Anne Sibley O'Brien

Age 06 or older

Community: Guatemalan/Guatemalan American, Korean/Korean American, Somali/Somali American

Somos como las nubes / We Are Like the Clouds

by Jorge Argueta

Age 07 or older

Community: Various (Hispanic/Latinx/Latine)

Sonadores (Dreamers)

by Yuyi Morales

Age 05 or older

Community: Mexican/Mexican American

Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey

by Margriet Ruurs

Age 05 or older

Community: Syrian/Syrian American

Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees

by Mary Beth Leatherdale

Age 09 or older

Community: Afghan/Afghan American, Ivorian/Ivorian American, Various, Vietnamese/Vietnamese American

Story Boat

by Kyo Maclear

Age 03 or older

Community: Afghan/Afghan American, Iranian/Iranian American, Syrian/Syrian American, Unspecified

That’s NOT How You Do It!

by Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar

Age 05 or older

Community: Animals/Allegory

The Arabic Quilt

by Aya Khalil

Age 06 or older

Community: Egyptian/Egyptian American, Muslim/Muslim American

The Carpet: An Afghan Family Story

by Dezh Azaad

Age 04 or older

Community: Afghan/Afghan American

The Journey

by Francesca Sanna

Age 06 or older

Community: Unspecified (Middle Eastern)

The Little House of Hope

by Terry Catasús Jennings

Age 04 or older

Community: Cuban/Cuban American, Mexican/Mexican American

The Suitcase

by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

Age 04 or older

Community: Animals/Allegory

The Unexpected Friend: A Rohingya Children’s Story

by Raya Rashna Rahman

Age 04 or older

Community: Rohingya/Rohingya American

Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New Land

by John Coy

Age 06 or older

Community: Various

Together We Grow

by Susan Vaught

Age 04 or older

Community: Animals/Allegory

Two White Rabbits

by Jairo Buitrago

Age 05 or older

Community: Unspecified (Hispanic/Latinx/Latine)

Watercress

by Andrea Wang

Age 05 and older

Community: Chinese/Chinese American

When I Get Older: The Story Behind “Wavin’ Flag”

by K'NAAN

Age 06 and older

Community: Somali/Somali American

When Lola Visits

by Michelle Sterling

Age 04 or older

Community: Filipino/Filipino American

Where Are You From?

by Yamile Saied Mendez

Age 04 or older

Community: Argentinian/Argentinian American

Where Butterflies Fill the Sky: A Story of Immigration, Family, and Finding Home

by Zahra Marwan

Age 05 or older

Community: Kuwaiti/Kuwaiti American

Wherever I Go

by Mary Wagley Copp

Age 04 or older

Community: Eritrean/Eritrean American, Ethiopian/Ethiopian American, Unspecified (African)

Wishes

by Muon Thi Van

Age 07 or older

Community: Vietnamese/Vietnamese American