Beautiful Blackbird Soars Again

  I’m Your Neighbor Books is proud to have once again served as a founding partner of the Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival. This year we were overjoyed to bring OD Bonny back to Maine to celebrate the Sudanese / Acholi America picture book A Feast for Joseph co-authored by I’m Your Neighbor Books co-founder… Read more »

I’m Your Neighbor Books on Maine Public Radio

For Welcoming Week 2023, Maine Public Radio invited I’m Your Neighbor Books and partner nonprofits and projects — Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigrant Services, In Her Presence, Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival, Diverse BookFinder, and Mano En Mano — into a conversation on “Books for Children in Maine’s Immigrant Community.” Listen Panelists: Kirsten Cappy, Executive… Read more »

I’m Your Neighbor Books Featured in Amjambo Africa

I’m Your Neighbor Books was honored to be featured in Amjambo Africa’s September 2023 edition. The extended education section of the monthly publication, sponsored by the University of Southern Maine, features an interview with Executive Director Kirsten Cappy and profiles of the our core projects—the Welcoming Library, the New Arrival Book Project, Rapid Response Book… Read more »

Listen to Children’s Book Review Growing Readers Podcast

I’m Your Neighbor Books was honored to have been interviewed by the brilliant Bianca Schulze, founder of The Children’s Book Review, alongside I’m Your Neighbor Books’ longtime supporter and mentor Robin Whitten of AudioFile Magazine. Together we discuss the Welcoming Library and the inclusion of audiobook / Wonderbook editions in the Welcoming Library thanks to… Read more »

Maine writer donates $15,000 to reading program that welcomes immigrants

From the Portland Press Herald: The generosity of a Maine author will allow more schools and libraries in Maine and across the country to participate in a reading program that welcomes immigrants to their new communities. Phillip Hoose, whose 13 books include the National Book Award-winning “Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice,” has donated $15,000 to… Read more »

Amjambo Africa & Many Voices

I’m Your Neighbor Books is proud to have been profiled by Amjambo Africa. We had a wide-ranging conversation about the powers of telling the “many voices” of our African neighbors through books. Amjambo Africa! is a news service that helps New Mainers thrive and helps Maine welcome and benefit from our new neighbors. The print… Read more »

“We’re Part of the Human Family”: Faith Group Hosts Welcoming Library

I’m Your Neighbor Books was honored to lend a Welcoming Library to the Congregational Church in Cumberland, Maine. “Our faith teaches us to welcome a stranger and also to love our neighbors,” said Allison Smith, the church’s senior minister, adding that the library’s objective “just fits so beautifully.” READ MORE in the article by Alex… Read more »