Unpacking Children’s Books for Stronger Community

I’m Your Neighbor Books Executive Director Kirsten Cappy is honored to by keynoting the 2021 NHSLMA Library Camp on their themes of WELCOME | INCLUDE | REPRESENT. Participants, watch this post for resources. The Suitcase: Unpacking Children’s Books for Stronger Community Our collections and future acquisitions hold the tools for a more equitable school and… Read more »

What Do Immigrant Kids Think of the Program?

“What do immigrant kids think of the program?” —Curry College Student This was the final question that was asked of Welcoming Library co-founder Kate Cutko and Executive Director Kirsten Cappy. They were speaking to Kathy McDonough‘s Children’s Literature: Gateway to the World class about the founding of I’m Your Neighbor Books and the Welcoming Library…. Read more »

Appearance: Shenandoah Children’s Literature Conference: June 2019

Look for our mighty Virginia Ambassador Jeanne Trabulsi and her newly minted Welcoming Library at the Shenandoah Children’s Literature Conference from June 24-28th. Jeanne will be speaking about I’m Your Neighbor Books, the Welcoming Library, and her astounding project Refugee Dolls.

Appearance: Welcoming Interactive + Welcoming Economies Convening: May 2019

The Welcoming Interactive + Welcoming Economies Convening5/15/19 – 5/17/19Pittsburg, PA The Welcoming Library will join over 400 leaders from across the country who are building inclusive and prosperous communities by making everyone who lives there feel like they belong. The Welcoming Interactive + Welcoming Economies Convening merge cutting edge policies and innovative ideas from the… Read more »

Appearance: NCTE: November 2019

Creating a Welcoming Classroom with Immigration LiteratureFriday, November 22, 2019 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.National Teachers of English (NCTE) ConferenceBaltimore, MD Educator and author Louise El Yaafouri (Refugee Classroom; The Newcomer Student) will moderate a panel of four authors and one book advocate, sharing ideas of how children’s literature (picture books through YA) can be used to… Read more »