Engagement Projects

Ukrainian Refugee Journey is Our Journey

here we are On this International Women’s Day I am thinking of all of the women walking out of Ukraine with children or with elderly parents, neighbors, or animals—their nurturing becoming an act of bravery. I am thinking of all of the women walking out and leaving others behind, dividing their hearts. I am thinking… Read more »

How To Wear a Sari: Event Kit & Giveaway Winners

ABOUT THE ACTIVITIES Event Guide: Welcoming in the South Asian Community Why not turn your event into a celebration of South Asian community members? Canvassing children’s librarians and South Asian librarians and colleagues, Curious City has created a short list of possible ways to fold in community members as partners and participants. Why not include… Read more »

Winners of the Syrian Refugee Novel NOWHERE BOY

New in Paperback I’m Your Neighbor Books is delighted to announce that Katherine Marsh’s acclaimed Syrian refugee novel Nowhere Boy (MacKids) is now available in paperback. Many educators and community groups have been eager to use the book in community-wide, school-wide, and full classroom reads to create conversations on immigration and allyship. The release of… Read more »

New Guide: Engaging Children in a Conversation on Immigration, Welcoming, and Belonging.

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I’m Your Neighbor Books offers this updated guide to having conversations on immigration, welcoming, and belonging. I’m New Here tells the story of how three resilient immigrant students (from Guatemala, Somalia, and Korea) strive to belong. Someone New tells the story of how three longterm students (two White, one African American) strive to make the… Read more »

Readers Theater for Welcoming & Belonging

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I’m New Here and Someone New are companion picture books by Anne Sibley O’Brien (Charlesbridge) about three immigrant children and their new classmates. The books tell two sides of the same story. I’m New Here focuses on the first day in an American school for Maria, Jin, and Fatimah and their proceeding few months of… Read more »