I’m Your Neighbor Books on Maine Public Radio

For Welcoming Week 2023, Maine Public Radio invited I’m Your Neighbor Books and partner nonprofits and projects — Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigrant Services, In Her Presence, Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival, Diverse BookFinder, and Mano En Mano — into a conversation on “Books for Children in Maine’s Immigrant Community.”



Kirsten Cappy, Executive Director & Co-founder, I’m Your Neighbor Books

Charles Mugabe, Assistant Program Director, Refugee & Immigrant Services, Catholic Charities Maine; creator of the New Arrival Book Project to gift books to refugee children when they arrive in Maine

Anne Sibley O’Brien, children’s book author & illustrator; creator of the interconnected books I’m New Here and Someone New