The Power of Reading to Transport

“Here is our journey that holds…the openness of a story.” —Story Boat Bob Shumway embodied “the power of stories and reading to transport,” his daughter Larissa said. His daughter Aldona remembers him on the beach in Maine engrossed in a book or making up fantastical stories for them. As children, Larissa, Aldona, and Larry Shumway… Read more »

Gifts from Phillip Hoose & Sandi Ste George Build New Website

In 2012, I’m Your Neighbor Books began as a a book blog to share books set in our New Arrival and New American communities. In 2017, we added the Welcoming Library, a touring collection of acclaimed picture books and discussion materials to start conversations on immigration, welcoming, and belonging. In 2019, we became a national… Read more »

Children’s Literature Community Raises $10,000 for Welcoming


The children’s literature community — authors, illustrators, publishers, librarians, educators, reviewers, and readers — stunned I’m Your Neighbor Books with their overwhelming support this fall. With their support of the fundraisers Turning the Page: Children’s Literature Trivia Night and the KidLit Raffle to Support Immigrant Welcoming, we were gifted with over $10,000 in in-kind and… Read more »

Unum Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

I’m Your Neighbor Books was honored to receive a donation from Unum, a leading provider of employee benefits products and services, in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. “Helping build stronger communities is one of our core values and is reflected in our long-standing tradition of giving back,” said Unum Employee Benefits Consultant Truc… Read more »