Use in Schools

New Welcoming Library: Cart Collection Launched with 26 Grant-funded Carts for Maine

10 “Welcoming Library: Cart Collections” with 900 Books Gifted to Bangor Schools Bangor, Maine—In front of hundreds of fourth and fifth-grade students at Fairmont School, I’m Your Neighbor Books, Bangor school officials, and the Maine Department of Education, announced the delivery of 900 books featuring Immigrant and New Generation families to Bangor schools. Thanks to… Read more »

SEL Training for Maine Educators Serving as Model for Larger Training

Envisioned & Funded by the Maine DOE The Maine-based nonprofit I’m Your Neighbor Books (IYNB) in partnership with the Maine Department of Education is working alongside Maine Public School Teachers (teaching Grades 2-5) on the PINE Project. PINE: Picture Books Featuring Immigration Help All Students Navigate Social Emotional Learning The 16 selected educators will receive… 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 »

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 »

Stories of New Americans for Young Listeners: Audiobook Narrator Readings & Discussion

AudioFile Magazine and I’m Your Neighbor Books hosted live readings and discussion of New Arrival and New American novels with audiobook narrators. Hear Anthony Rey Perez read from and discuss Adrianna Cuevas’ The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez. Explore the audio at Dreamscape. Hear Priya Ayyar read from and discuss Supriya Kelkar’s American as Paneer… Read more »