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 »

Publisher & I’m Your Neighbor Books Remove ICE from a Book

The picture book Ice in the Jungle (Child’s Play-International) is the story of a polar bear family that emigrates to the jungle. There, a young bear named Ice must learn a new language and find her way in a culture very different from her own. Author/illustrator Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar created the book to honor her in-laws,… Read more »

Black Books Matter Today and All Days

I’m Your Neighbor Books is a infinitely proud to again partner with Indigo Arts Alliance and Diverse BookFinder for their annual production of The Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival. The team is hard at work at planning the August 2021 festival and I’m Your Neighbor Books will continue to bring the Black immigrant voice to… Read more »

Amjambo Africa & Many Voices

I’m Your Neighbor Books is proud to have been profiled by Amjambo Africa. We had a wide-ranging conversation about the powers of telling the “many voices” of our African neighbors through books. Amjambo Africa! is a news service that helps New Mainers thrive and helps Maine welcome and benefit from our new neighbors. The print… Read more »