Somali/Somali American

A Season for Building Houses

by Authors: Ibrahim Shkara, Richard Akera, Ahmed Abbas, Fadumo Issack, Omar Raouf, Clautel Buba, Eric Martinez, Khadija Mohamed, Rasha Usif, Michée Runyambo, Amira Al Sammrai, Elahe Seddiqi, Sahara Hassan, Aden Isaack, Judica'elle Irakoze, Faris Baziga, Ali Aljubyly, Edna Adan, Chrispo Niyokwizerwa, Emmanuel Muya, Ralph Houanche, Elias Nasrat, Annick Umutoniwase, Vassily Murangira, Hanen Mohammad, Jordy Izere, Rachel Iradukunda, Maryama Abdi, Edna Thecla-Akimana, Mohamed Awale, Yann Tanguy Irambona, Benjamin Bivigete Ibrahim Shkara, Richard Akera, Ahmed Abbas, Fadumo Issack, Omar Raouf, Clautel Buba, Eric Martinez, Khadija Mohamed, Rasha Usif, Michée Runyambo, Amira Al Sammrai, Elahe Seddiqi, Sahara Hassan, Aden Isaack, Judica'elle Irakoze, Faris Baziga, Ali Aljubyly, Edna Adan, Chrispo Niyokwizerwa, Emmanuel Muya, Ralph Houanche, Elias Nasrat, Annick Umutoniwase, Vassily Murangira, Hanen Mohammad, Jordy Izere, Rachel Iradukunda, Maryama Abdi, Edna Thecla-Akimana, Mohamed Awale, Yann Tanguy Irambona, Benjamin Bivigete

Age 12 or older

Themes: Anthology, Coming of Age, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Family Relationship: Parents, Genre: Poetry, Multilingual: Various, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee Camp, Refugee Journey, Refugee: Unspecified, Refugee: War/Conflict

Etta Extraordinaire

by Roda Ahmed

Age 04 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Family Relationship: Parents, Own Voices/Lived Experience, The Arts, Welcoming by School

Fire and Ashes, A Boy and an African proverb

by Ahmed Hassan

Age 03 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Immigrant: Economic, Own Voices/Lived Experience

I Remember Warm Rain

by Aruna Kenyi, Hassan Jeylani, Nasra Hassan, Navid Sabeti, Abdiaziz Mohemud, Hashim Abdi, Ridwan Hassan, Estella Omal, Hamid Karimian, Farah Jama, Mohamed Rashid Isaack, Jackson Benjamin, Kahiye Hassan, Aqila Sharafyar, Ali Mohamed

Themes: Anthology, Citizenship, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Family Separation: On Journey, Immigrant: Reunion of Family, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee Camp, Refugee Journey, Refugee: Undocumented, Refugee: Unspecified, Refugee: War/Conflict, Religious Background: Muslim, Trauma & Healing

I’m an American

by Darshana Khiani

Age 04 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Discrimination: Racial, Discrimination: Religious, Immigrant: Economic, Immigrant: Education, LGBTQIA+, Refugee: War/Conflict, Welcoming by School, Welcoming Library: Core Picture Books (Current)

I’m New Here

by Anne Sibley O'Brien

Age 06 or older

Themes: Allyship, Audiobook, Cross-Group Friendship, Engagement Tool: Arts, Engagement Tool: Discussion, Engagement Tool: I'm Your Neighbor Books Created, Engagement Tool: Video, Multilingual Character, Recommended: Infinite Country Read Alike, Welcoming by Individual, Welcoming Library: Core Picture Books (Current)

I’m New Here (Wonderbook Edition)

by Anne Sibley O'Brien

Age 06 or older

Themes: Allyship, Audiobook, Cross-Group Friendship, Engagement Tool: Arts, Engagement Tool: Discussion, Engagement Tool: I'm Your Neighbor Books Created, Multilingual Character, Recommended: Infinite Country Read Alike, Welcoming Library: Core Picture Books (Current), Wonderbook

Kiki and Jacques: A Refugee Story

by Susan Ross

Age 08 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend

Let’s Go Swimming on Doomsday

by Natalie C. Anderson

Age 12 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Siblings, Human Rights Violation: Child Soldiers, Loss of Childhood

Lula Wants to Wear a Badge

by Hudda Ibrahim

Age 05 or older

Themes: Education & Literacy, Generation: 1st, Generational Differences: Gender Roles, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Muslim

My America

by Karen Katz

Age 02 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Immigrant: Education, Multilingual Character

My Friend Jamal

by Anna McQuinn

Age 05 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Educator Resource, Generation: 1st, Religious Background: Muslim, Welcoming Library: Core Picture Books (Current)

One Goal: A Coach, a Team, and the Game That Brought a Divided Town Together

by Amy Bass

Age 15 or older

Themes: Discrimination: Cultural, Discrimination: Racial, Refugee: War/Conflict, Welcoming by School

Our New Home: Immigrant Children Speak

by Emily Hearn

Age 08 or older

Themes: Anthology, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Generation: 1st, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience

Our Stories Carried Us Here

by Full List in Materials

Age 12 or older

Themes: Citizenship, Discrimination: Cultural, Engagement Tool: Video, Graphic Novel, Immigrant: Economic, Immigrant: Education, Immigrant: Religious Freedom, Immigrant: Reunion of Family, Immigrant: Undocumented

Out of Nowhere

by Maria Padian

Age 12 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Discrimination: Cultural, Discrimination: Racial, Refugee: War/Conflict

Sadiq (Series)

by Siman Nuurali

Age 06 or older

Themes: Animals, Celebrations, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Sports, STEM, The Arts

Someone New

by Anne Sibley O'Brien

Age 06 or older

Themes: Allyship, Audiobook, Cross-Group Friendship, Engagement Tool: Arts, Engagement Tool: Discussion, Engagement Tool: I'm Your Neighbor Books Created, Recommended: Infinite Country Read Alike, Welcoming by Individual, Welcoming by School, Welcoming Library: Core Picture Books (Current)

Someone New (Wonderbook Edition)

by Anne Sibley O'Brien

Age 06 or older

Themes: Allyship, Audiobook, Cross-Group Friendship, Engagement Tool: Arts, Engagement Tool: Discussion, Engagement Tool: I'm Your Neighbor Books Created, Recommended: Infinite Country Read Alike, Welcoming by Individual, Welcoming by School, Welcoming Library: Core Picture Books (Current), Wonderbook

Something About America

by Maria Testa

Age 12 or older

Themes: Community Action, Discrimination: Cultural, Discrimination: Racial, Discrimination: Religious, Engagement Tool: Discussion, Engagement Tool: I'm Your Neighbor Books Created, Engagement Tool: Video, Family Relationship: Parents, Recommended: Community Rallying Against Hate, Refugee: War/Conflict, Welcoming by Community

Voice for Refuge

by Zaynab Abdi

Age 08 or older

Themes: Bilingual Book: Arabic/English, Family Relationship: Siblings, Family Separation: On Journey, Graphic Novel, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee Journey, Refugee: Unspecified, Religious Background: Muslim, Unaccompanied Minors

Waa Midabkee Xijaabkaygu?

by Hudda Ibrahim

Age 03 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment, Education & Literacy, Non-English Book: Somali, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Muslim

What Color is My Hijab?

by Hudda Ibrahim

Age 03 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment, Education & Literacy, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Muslim

When I Get Older: The Story Behind “Wavin’ Flag”

by K'NAAN

Age 06 and older

Themes: Canadian Connection, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Family, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Discrimination: Immigration Status, Discrimination: Racial, Engagement Tool: Video, Refugee: War/Conflict, The Arts, Welcoming Library: Core Picture Books (Current)

When Stars Are Scattered

by Omar Mohamed

Age 09 or older

Themes: Audiobook, Award Winner, Discrimination: Abilities, Diverse Abilities: Neurological, Education & Literacy, Engagement Tool: Discussion, Engagement Tool: Video, Family Relationship: Siblings, Family Separation: On Journey, Graphic Novel, Immigrant: Education, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Recommended: "Cartography" Companion Reads, Refugee Camp, Refugee: War/Conflict, Religious Background: Muslim