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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 »

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 »

All for One: Libraries Win Cuban American Chapter Book

All for One & One for All! Dominguita, Pancho, and Stef are back in this Cuban American early chapter series. This time, a quinceañera may be at risk unless the the imaginative friends can take inspiration from another classic novel. Can you guess which one? Terry Catasús Jennings On September 11, 1961, Terry Catasús Jennings… Read more »

Immigration Bans & Shattered Tea Cups

time to fix what’s broken In his first hours in office, President Biden signed a group of Executive Orders to reverse former President Trump’s anti-immigration policies. While we are all breathing a sigh of relief, deep harm to individuals, families, and communities was done by these policies. It makes us think about a suitcase and… Read more »

Publisher & I’m Your Neighbor Books Remove ICE from a Book

The picture book Ice in the Jungle (Child’s Play-International) is the story of a polar bear family that emigrates to the jungle. There, a young bear named Ice must learn a new language and find her way in a culture very different from her own. Author/illustrator Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar created the book to honor her in-laws,… 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 »

Loved Dreamers So Much, They Spent All Day With It

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“One second grade class was so in love with Dreamers that they spent the whole day with it, the teacher found other books to study by Yuyi Morales, and convinced all the other teachers in her grade that I should come and read this book to their class. We had excellent discussions every time!”—Welcoming Library… Read more »

Picture Book & Novel Pairing

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“A fourth grade GT class had been reading Long Walk to Water, and the teacher asked me to share something about Sudan. I read My Name is Sangoel. Students had plenty of thoughtful things to say and were quite concerned about the global refugee crisis. I was able to talk to them about local efforts… Read more »