Picture Book Giveaway for Maine Libraries

Thank You Joe Thanks to a generous donation from The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein, Maine libraries can win one of 50 copies of the acclaimed picture book Together We Grow. 50 Maine libraries have already won copies at Reading Round-up! The donation and the books are given in memory of Joe Bornstein whose commitment… 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 »

Asian American Book Collections Given to National Elementary Schools

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. At least 6 Asian American women lost their lives to this unchecked hatred. Hate and discrimination thrive on false narratives, on “othering” our neighbors. I’m Your Neighbor Books puts new narratives… Read more »

Muslim Literature in the Classroom: Conversation with Hena Khan

Hena Khan joined I’m Your Neighbor Books and Diversifi-ED for a conversation about her novel Amina’s Song and a broader conversation about Muslim children’s picture books and novels in the classroom. Thank you to Hena Khan, school Emergent Lingual & Cultural Competency Consultant Louise El Yaafouri of Diversifi-ED, and I’m Your Neighbor Books co-president and… Read more »

Amina’s Song: Celebrating Author Hena Khan with Webinar

  Amina’s Song: Raising Your Voice for New American Literature & Students: Webinar for Educators and Librarians Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:00 – 8:15 PM (EST) Zoom Webinar Educators and Librarians are invited to meet  author Hena Khan for an evening to celebrate the release of the Pakistani American middle grade novel Amina’s Song, the… Read more »

Immigration Bans & Shattered Tea Cups

time to fix what’s broken In his first hours in office, President Biden signed a group of Executive Orders to reverse former President Trump’s anti-immigration policies. While we are all breathing a sigh of relief, deep harm to individuals, families, and communities was done by these policies. It makes us think about a suitcase and… Read more »