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Wishes —Van, Muon, author.

"In this spare, poetic picture book based on author Muon Van's family history and told through a series of wishes, a family packs up everything they own and embarks on a perilous oceanic voyage toward a better life"-- Pr...

Immigration & refugee Bookworm bag.

A group of 10 books featuring themes of immigration and refugees create a learning opportunity for children and educators. Titles in each bag may vary.

From Anna —Little, Jean, 1932-2020

When the family moves from Germany to Canada in the 1930's, a nine-year-old girl discovers the reason for her awkwardness and apparent inability to do anything right.

Maggie's door —Giff, Patricia Reilly.

In the mid-1800s, Nory and her neighbor and friend, Sean, set out separately on a dangerous journey from famine-plagued Ireland, hoping to reach a better life in America.

Letters from Rifka —Hesse, Karen.

In letters to her cousin, a young Jewish girl chronicles her family's flight from Russia in 1919 and her own experiences when she must be left in Belgium for a while when the others emigrate to America.

This is me : a story of who we are & where we came from —Curtis, Jamie Lee, 1958- author.

"What would you take? Imagine you were leaving for a new country and could bring along only what would fit in a small suitcase. Which things would you choose to say to the world, "Hi there, this is me!""-- Provided by pu...

Meet Kirsten : an American girl —Shaw, Janet Beeler, 1937-

Nine-year-old Kirsten and her family experience many hardships as they travel from Sweden to the Minnesota frontier in 1854.

My friend —Amado, Elisa, author.

Friendship -- to be known, to be accepted as you are, to feel safe, especially when you are vulnerable. The girl in this story has recently arrived in Brooklyn with her family. On her very first day at school she meets a...

O Canada, here I come —Moorad, Aine, author.

Eight-year-old Zayd is migrating from Pakistan to Canada. Though he's sad leaving his grandparents behind, he's excited at the thought of reaching Canada. From the moment he boards the airplane, he experiences all things...

Flying over water —Hitchcock, Shannon, author.

Twelve-year-old Noura and her family, fleeing war in Syria, have been granted asylum in the United States, but they arrive in Florida to the chaos of the president's Muslim ban; twelve-year-old Jordyn is a member of the ...

The only road —Diaz, Alexandra, author.

"Twelve-year-old Jaime makes the treacherous journey from his home in Guatemala to his older brother in New Mexico after his cousin is murdered by a drug cartel"-- Provided by publisher.

Shooting Kabul —Senzai, N. H.

Escaping from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan in the summer of 2001, eleven-year-old Fadi and his family immigrate to the San Francisco Bay Area, where Fadi schemes to return to the Pakistani refugee camp where his little...

Inside out & back again —Lai, Thanhha.

Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

Islandborn —Díaz, Junot, 1968- author, narrator.
Book + Audio
2018
Availability: 2 of 2

"Lola was just a baby when her family left the Island, so when she has to draw it for a school assignment, she asks her family, friends, and neighbors about their memories of her homeland ... and in the process, comes up...

My Chinatown : one year in poems —Mak, Kam.

A boy adjusts to life away from his home in Hong Kong, the Chinatown of his new American city.

The elephant in the room —Sloan, Holly Goldberg, 1958- author.

Missing her mother who has returned to Turkey to resolve an immigration problem, sixth-grader Sila welcomes a very large distraction in her life when she helps a surprising new friend rescue a circus elephant.

Danbi leads the school parade —Kim, Anna, author, illustrator.

Danbi is thrilled to start her new school in America! And a bit nervous, too, for when she walks into the classroom, everything goes quiet. Everyone stares. Danbi wants to join in the dances and the games, but she doesn'...

The matchbox diary —Fleischman, Paul, author.

Follow a girl's perusal of her great-grandfather's collection of matchboxes and small curios that document his poignant immigration journey from Italy to a new country.

A place to belong —Kadohata, Cynthia, author.

Twelve-year-old Hanako and her family, reeling from their confinement in an internment camp, renounce their American citizenship to move to Hiroshima, a city devastated by the atomic bomb dropped by Americans.

Unsettled —Faruqi, Reem, author.

Young Nurah reluctantly moves with her family from Karachi, Pakistan, to Peachtree City, Georgia, but, after some ups and downs, begins to feel at home.

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