Loved Dreamers So Much, They Spent All Day With It

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“One second grade class was so in love with Dreamers that they spent the whole day with it, the teacher found other books to study by Yuyi Morales, and convinced all the other teachers in her grade that I should come and read this book to their class. We had excellent discussions every time!”—Welcoming Library… Read more »

Picture Book & Novel Pairing

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“A fourth grade GT class had been reading Long Walk to Water, and the teacher asked me to share something about Sudan. I read My Name is Sangoel. Students had plenty of thoughtful things to say and were quite concerned about the global refugee crisis. I was able to talk to them about local efforts… Read more »

Amazed and Inspired

“I just read Dreamers (Holiday House) to a second grade class. The teacher and students were amazed and inspired by this book. Teacher said it was the best read aloud they had read in a long time. I’ve been reading other stories in different classes, all with very positive feedback. “ —Welcoming Library School Ambassador… Read more »

Welcoming Library is a Lifeline

The Lifelines: Books That Bridge the Divide Podcast featured the Welcoming Library and highlighted immigration children’s literature in Episode 7. Look for the episode on author Ann Braden’s site, Stitcher, or iTunes. Podcasters and authors Saadia Faruqi and Ann Braden believe: That there is diversity all around us, and we all benefit when we open… Read more »

Events: Welcoming Immigrants with Children’s Literature

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WELCOMING IMMIGRANTS WITH CHILDREN’S LITERATURE   Saturday, November 10, 2018 11:00 AM Harlow Gallery Hallowell, Maine Sunday, November 18, 2018 4:00 PM PRINT: A Bookstore Portland, Maine Book advocate Kirsten Cappy and author-illustrator Anne Sibley O’Brien will share the project they co-founded, I’m Your Neighbor Books, a project encouraging communities to welcome immigrants, refugees, and… Read more »

I’m Your Neighbor on the Lifelines Podcast

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  I’m Your Neighbor is honored that the The Lifelines: Books That Bridge the Divide Podcast featured the Welcoming Library and that they highlighted immigration children’s literature in Episode 7. Look for the episode on author Ann Braden’s site, Stitcher, or iTunes. Podcasters and authors Saadia Faruqi and Ann Braden believe: – That there is… Read more »

Welcoming Library Webinar for Maine Libraries

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Librarian Kate Cutko and Kirsten Cappy of I’m Your Neighbor will be sharing the Welcoming Library in a Maine State Library webinar for Maine librarians. Welcoming Library Wednesday, October 24, 2018 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Open to: Maine Library Community Libraries and schools all over the state are having pop-up community conversations about immigration…. Read more »

The Day War Came: Discussion Guide

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I’m Your Neighbor Books was honored to be asked by Candlewick Press to produce a Discussion Guide for The Day War Came by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Rebecca Cobb (Candlewick Press). In 2016, the United Kingdom refused to welcome 3,000 children who had no families—children just like the girl you read about. The United… Read more »