These days, it’s more important than ever for us to share stories about immigration with the young readers we serve; both for the sake of immigrant kids in our communities, and to encourage understanding among others of these kids’ experiences.
Join us on April 5, 2017 in the Butler Center from 5:30-7:00 (books & snacks out at 5:30; discussion from 6-7) to discuss the following list of recently published books with an immigration theme, from picture books to children’s fiction to teen fiction. We’re focusing on fiction this time; we know there are lots of excellent informational books too. You may remember the Butler Center’s “Big Read” bibliography from last year; this month’s list complements the selections recommended there.
Calling the Water Drum by LaTisha Redding, illus. by Aaron Boyd (Lee & Low, 2016)
A Piece of Home by Jeri Watts, illus. by Hyewon Yum (Candlewick, 2016)
A Long Pitch Home by Natalie Dias Lorenzi (Charlesbridge, 2016)
The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman, 2016)
Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard (HarperTeen, 2016)
Watched by Marina Budhos (Random/Wendy Lamb, 2016)