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 »

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 »