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: Hena Khan Webinar

Amina’s Song: Raising Your Voice for New American Literature & Students: Webinar for Educators and Librarians Educators and librarians celebrated the release of of the Pakistani American middle grade novel Amina’s Song (the follow-up to the award-winning Amina’s Voice ) with author Hena Khan in March 2021. Co-hosts I’m Your Neighbor Books, DiversifiED, and Print:… 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 »