Little House of Hope: Welcoming & Belonging Tools + Giveaway Winners

The Little House of Hope by Terry Catasús Jennings and illustrated by Raúl Colón (Holiday House) is a stunning semi-autobiographical Cuban American picture book about making a home in a new country—and then opening that home to others. Families came and families went. Esperanza was always the first to welcome them. La casita offered a… Read more »

Rickshaw Girl Film Screening in Portland, Maine on 10/9/22

Rickshaw Girl, a Bengali story by Mitali Perkins, illustrated by Jamie Hogan, and published by I’m Your Neighbor Books’ supporter Charlesbridge Publishing, has been a beloved text in multilingual classrooms across the nation for 15 years. I’m Your Neighbor Books is proud to partner with the Portland Museum of Art to bring the new film… Read more »

Luli and the Language of Tea + Little Red Cup Tea: Giveaway Winners

In Andrea Wang’s new picture book Luli and the Language of Tea, young Luli brings together a classroom of multilingual students by brewing and sharing a pot of tea. Inviting her classmates with a shout of “Tea!” in Chinese, the other students respond in Russian, Hindi, Turkish, Persian, Arabic, Spanish, German, Swahili, and Portuguese with… Read more »

I’m Your Neighbor Books’ Birthday Party

We are 10 Years Old! I’m Your Neighbor Books would like to invite you to an open house to celebrate 10 years of using children’s literature to build a stronger culture of welcoming and belonging for immigrants and their new generations. Open House Sunday, June 12, 2022 2:00 – 5:00 PM I’m Your Neighbor Books… 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 »

I’m Your Neighbor Books: Job Opening (Applications Closed)

Welcoming Library Project Manager We are no longer accepting applications for this opening. Thank you for your interest! Primary Responsibility: To manage the day-to-day promotion and management of I’m Your Neighbor Books’ Welcoming Library project—collections of children’s books and discussion materials that seek to transform the conversation on immigration. Supervisor: Executive Director Kirsten Cappy Work… Read more »

Event: Building Our Welcoming Skills—with Literature

Building Our Welcoming Skills—with Literature Saturday, April 9, 2022 2:00-3:00 PM Brooks Memorial Library Meeting Room Brattleboro, VT As Brattleboro welcomes refugees and as the region diversifies through immigration, we need to build our welcoming skills. A unique project, founded by Brattleboro native Kirsten Cappy, Maine librarian Kate Cutko, and a group of immigrant leaders,… 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 »