Book Giveaway

Omar Mohamed, Award-Winning Author & Refugee Advocate, Tours Maine Community

Omar Mohamed, the Somali American co-creator of the award-winning graphic novel When Stars Are Scattered and the founder of the nonprofit Refugee Strong will visit Maine to speak to 2,000 middle school students and community members in April 2024. His award-winning book features his childhood and pursuit of education in the Dadaab Refugee Camp in… Read more »

Book Joy 2023

  Books to Build Belonging in 2023 Thanks to our supporters, we placed books in Maine and across the nation that build a culture of welcoming and belonging. Books Circulating in Welcoming Libraries Nationwide 5,529 (2023) 13,104 (YTD) Books Gifted to Immigrant Families and Organizations 809 Books Gifted to Educators and Librarians 889 Immigrant-Themed Books… Read more »

Wishing Upon The Same Stars: Book Giveaway

This has been a terrifying and heartbreaking few weeks. We are all struggling with grief, anger, and impossibilities. Each of us at I’m Your Neighbor Books have different ideas on the path forward for Israel and Palestine. But we agree on one thing. Stories. The idea for I’m Your Neighbor Books solidified when I read … Read more »

I’m an American: New Title & Activity Creates Connections Through Culture

New Picture Book Schools, libraries, and communities have long needed an overview picture book on America’s many identities and how the mosaic of this country is deepened by immigration. Author Darshana Khiani and illustrator Laura Freeman have delivered one beyond our dreams. The textured profiles allow us to explore American cultural differences while showing how… Read more »

The Carpet: An Afghan Family Picture Book

  Today, debut Afghan author Dezh Azaad was supposed to be landing in New York from Germany to celebrate the launch of his picture book The Carpet: An Afghan Family Story (Abrams). The often harsh bureaucracy of migration kept that from happening. Dezh Azaad’s beautiful book shows the reader how the carpet is the center… Read more »

I’m Your Neighbor Books Loves Social Action

Happy Valentine’s Day from I’m Your Neighbor Books and Author Saadia Faruqi! Here at I’m Your Neighbor Books, we LOVE when book characters, and thus readers, are inspired to ACT in their communities for JUSTICE and CHANGE. That is why we awarded Saadia Faruqi and HarperCollins the 2022 Social Action Book Award for Yusuf Azeem… Read more »

The Waiting Place: Interview on the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), I’m Your Neighbor Books and DiversifiED Consulting held a conversation with award-winning author Dina Nayeri about the 2022 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award-honored The Waiting Place: When Home is Lost and a New One Not Yet Found (Candlewick Press). If the world could uphold… Read more »

Little House of Hope: Welcoming & Belonging Tools + Giveaway Winners

The Little House of Hope by Terry Catasús Jennings and illustrated by Raúl Colón (Holiday House) is a stunning semi-autobiographical Cuban American picture book about making a home in a new country—and then opening that home to others. Families came and families went. Esperanza was always the first to welcome them. La casita offered a… Read more »