Educator & Community Resources

2023 Social Action Book Award

And the winner is… 2023 Social Action Book Award: The Waiting Place Congratulations to author Dina Nayeri, photographer Anna Bosch Miralpeix, and publisher Candlewick Press for winning the Social Action Book Award for The Waiting Place. This award honors a children’s picture book or novel that inspires readers to not only read, feel, and empathize,… Read more »

2023 Community Book Award

And the winner is… 2023 Community Award Book Award: Invisible Congratulations to creators Christina Diaz Gonzalez and Gabriela Epstein and Scholastic, Inc. for winning the Community Book Award for Invisible. This award honors a children’s picture book or novel that celebrates both the unique qualities of a particular community, but also the beautiful diversity of… Read more »

2023 New Arrival Book Award

Let the I’m Your Neighbor Book Award announcements commence! 2023 New Arrival Book Award: Our Stories Carried Us Here Today, we honor Green Card Voices for their creation and publication of Our Stories Carried Us Here: A Graphic Novel Anthology. This nonprofit publisher is removing the barriers to New Arrivals telling their own stories. We… Read more »

Applications Now Closed: 60 Free Immigrant-Themed Books with Compensated SEL Training for Maine Educators

Envisioned & Funded by the Maine DOE The Maine-based nonprofit I’m Your Neighbor Books (IYNB) in partnership with the Maine Department of Education invites Maine Public School Teachers (teaching Grades 2-5) to apply to be a part of the PINE Project. PINE: Picture Books Featuring Immigration Help All Students Navigate Social Emotional Learning The 16… Read more »

Ukrainian Read Aloud: Story Boat

“Переказ і запис книги Story Boat були зроблені трьома українками, щоб дати надію там, де вона потрібна.” —Liza Pedash This Story Boat translation and recording was created by three Ukrainian girls to give hope where hope is needed.” —Liza Pedash Listen to the Book Read in Ukrainian It is best to listen with a copy… 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 »

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 »

Counter Anti AAPI Hate: Resources for Educators & Communities

Hate and discrimination thrive on false narratives, on “othering” our neighbors. I’m Your Neighbor Books strives to put new narratives into the hands of American educators, librarians, parents, readers, and citizens. In the last year Asian Americans reported 3,795+ incidents of hate to the organization Stop AAPI Hate —incidents were 2.3 times greater for women…. Read more »