Best Children’s Books on Immigration
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Author: by Yuyi Morales
Neal Porter Books
We are resilience.We are hope.We are dreamers. Yuyi Morales brought her hopes, her passion, her strength, and her stories with her, when she came to the United States in 1994 with her infant son. She left behind nearly everything she owned, but she didn’t come empty-handed.
Dreamers is a celebration of making your home with the things you always carry: your resilience, your dreams, your hopes and history. It’s the story of finding your way in a new place, of navigating an unfamiliar world and finding the best parts of it.
In dark times, it’s a promise that you can make better tomorrows. This lovingly-illustrated picture book memoir looks at the myriad gifts migrantes bring with them when they leave their homes. It’s a story about family. And it’s a story to remind us that we are all dreamers, bringing our own strengths wherever we roam.
Beautiful and powerful at any time but given particular urgency as the status of our own Dreamers becomes uncertain, this is a story that is both topical and timeless. The lyrical text is complemented by sumptuously detailed illustrations, rich in symbolism.
2. 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World (Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls)
Author: by Rebel Girls
Published at: Rebel Girls; Illustrated edition (October 13, 2020)
The latest installment in the New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series, featuring 100 immigrant women who have shaped, and will continue to shape, our world. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World is the third book in the New York Times bestselling series for children.
Packed with 100 all-new bedtime stories about the lives of incredible female figures from the past and the present, this volume recognizes women who left their birth countries for a multitude of reasons: some for new opportunities, some out of necessity.
Readers will whip up a plate with Asma Khan, strategize global affairs alongside Madeleine Albright, venture into business with Rihanna, and many more. All of these unique, yet relatable stories are accompanied by gorgeous, full-page, full-color portraits, illustrated by female artists from all over the globe.
3. A Different Pond (Fiction Picture Books)
Author: by Bao Phi
Capstone Young Readers
A 2018 Caldecott Honor Book that Kirkus Reviews calls “a must-read for our times,” A Different Pond is an unforgettable story about a simple event – a long-ago fishing trip. Graphic novelist Thi Bui and acclaimed poet Bao Phi deliver a powerful, honest glimpse into a relationship between father and son – and between cultures, old and new.
As a young boy, Bao and his father awoke early, hours before his father’s long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation.
A successful catch meant a fed family. Between hope-filled casts, Bao’s father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam. Thi Bui’s striking, evocative art paired with Phi’s expertly crafted prose has earned this powerful picture books six starred reviews and numerous awards.
4. We All Belong: A Children’s Book About Diversity, Race and Empathy
Author: by Nathalie Goss
Published at: Independently published (July 30, 2020)
Get your copy of the #1 Bestseller in Children’s Books on Tolerance & Manners (Amazon, UK, Sept.2020). We all live in the one world together. Let’s see how we’re different in some ways and the same in other ways. We all Belong’ is a beautifully written and illustrated Children’s picture book that recognises and celebrates the diversity in a caring group of children.
A wonderfully flowing, rhyming poem about respect… Whatever our culture, whatever the colour of our skin. If you like ‘All the ways to be smart’, you will treasure this. A stunning poem about inclusion, with excellent representation of different cultures.
Much-needed in today’s society. By recognising differences between cultures and races, and appreciating that everyone is beautiful, children can grow up with empathy – appreciating others around them. ‘We all Belong’ gives young readers a safe space to see themselves and others through a diverse group of characters.
The book includes an activity at the end, to help children appreciate how we are all similar in some ways and different in other ways too. Awards#1 Bestseller in Children’s Books on Tolerance (UK) #1 Bestseller in Children’s Books on Manners (UK) #1 Bestseller in Children’s Books on First Day of School (UK) #1 New Release in Children’s Around the World Books (US) #1 New Release in Children’s Books on Immigration (US) #1 Bestseller in Children’s Books on Multiculturalism & Tolerance (Canada) Amazon, August & September 2020It’s vital that kids see differences, rather than live in a colour-blind world.
5. Her Right Foot (American History Books for Kids, American History for Kids)
Author: by Dave Eggers
“A friendly reminder of how America can be at its best.” Entertainment WeeklyIf you had to name a statue, any statue, odds are good you’d mention the Statue of Liberty.Have you seen her?She’s in New York. She’s holding a torch.
And she’s in mid-stride, moving forward.But why? In this fascinating and fun take on nonfiction for kids, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America’s most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art.
What they find in the Statue of Liberty’s right foot is the powerful message of acceptance that is essential of an entire country’s creation. An ideal patriotic gift for kids, this book as received accolades from a number of reputable publications:A Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the YearA School Library Journal Best Picture Book of the YearA 2018 Orbis Pictus Award Honor BookA Junior Library Guild selectionSeven Starred Reviews”In a time when immigration is a hot-button issue, it’s good to be reminded that Lady Liberty continues to lift her lamp beside the golden door.” Booklist, starred review”Thought-provoking.” Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books, starred review”A timely immigrant’s tale.” Shelf Awareness, starred review”Crucial.” Publishers Weekly, starred review”Heartfelt throughout and indisputable timely.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review”Unique and important.” School Library Journal, starred review “Vital.” School Library Connection, starred review “As enlightening as it is charming.” The New York Times “Witty, moving.” The Wall Street Journal
6. My Little Golden Book About the Statue of Liberty
Author: by Jen Arena
Now the littlest readers can learn about how the Statue of Liberty came to beand what it means to people all over the world. In this engaging book, preschoolers will learn the fascinating story behind the creation of the Statue of Liberty.
Simple words and bright artwork bring to life the story of the peoplea professor, a sculptor, a poet, a newspapermanwho helped establish this famous landmark. Little ones will learn that the torch was created first, in time for America’s 100th birthday, and displayed in a park.
And they’ll gain a clear understanding of what the Statue of Liberty has always meant to people around the world. Fun facts, such as how schoolchildren gave their pennies to help pay for the base of the statue, complete this charming nonfiction Little Golden Book.
7. Oh, the Lavas That Flow!: All About Volcanoes (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)
Author: by Todd Tarpley
An introduction to one of the most awe-inspiring spectacles on Earth-with the Cat in the Hat as your guide! With a little help from Thing One and Thing Two, the Cat in the Hat travels the Earth-and beyond-to introduce beginning readers to the science and history of volcanoes.
From how they are formed to how they errupt, kids will learn why we wouldn’t have rain, sleet, or snow without them; the difference between lava and magma; how most volcanoes are under water; and much, much more! Also included is a look at specific volcanoes from around the world (and Mars) including Mt.Vesuvius, Mt.Etna, Mt.St. Helens, Mt.Pinatubo, Mt.Krakatoa, Mt.
Erebus, Castle Rock, Mauna Loa, and Olympus Mons. Perfect for nurturing a love of science and reading in a young child, this is a great choice for fans of the hit PBS show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!
The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library is a nonfiction, unjacketed hardcover series that introduces beginning readers ages 5-8 to important basic concepts. Featuring beloved characters from Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat, the Learning Library titles explore a range of topics about the world we live in and include an index, glossary, and suggestions for further reading.
8. While I Was Away
Author: by Waka T. Brown
The Farewell meets Erin Entrada Kelly’s Blackbird Fly in this empowering middle grade memoir from debut author Waka T. Brown, who takes readers on a journey to 1980s Japan, where she was sent as a child to reconnect to her family’s roots.
When twelve-year-old Waka’s parents suspect she can’t understand the basic Japanese they speak to her, they make a drastic decision to send her to Tokyo to live for several months with her strict grandmother. Forced to say goodbye to her friends and what would have been her summer vacation, Waka is plucked from her straight-A-student life in rural Kansas and flown across the globe, where she faces the culture shock of a lifetime.
In Japan, Waka struggles with reading and writing in kanji, doesn’t quite mesh with her complicated and distant Obaasama, and gets made fun of by the students in her Japanese public-school classes. Even though this is the country her parents came from, Waka has never felt more like an outsider.
If she’s always been the smart Japanese girl in America but is now the dumb foreigner in Japan, where is home… And who will Waka be when she finds it?
9. Be Bold! Be Brave!: 11 Latinas who made U.S. History (English and Spanish Edition)
Author: by Naibe Reynoso
Be Bold!Be Brave!11 American Latinas who made U.S.History, S Audaz!S Valiente!: 11 Latinas que hicieron historia en los Estados Unidos is a bilingual book that highlights 11 Latinas who excelled in their professions and made U.S. History by accomplishing something that hadn’t been done before in various fields including medicine, science, sports, art and politics.
By presenting the true biographical stories of these outstanding Latinas in rhyming verses, young readers will easily follow their journey to success. Some of the women highlighted include Antonia Novello (first female Surgeon General in the U.S., Ellen Ochoa (first Latina to go to space), Sonia Sotomayor (first Latina Supreme Court Justice,) Rita Moreno (first Latina to win an Oscar), and Pura Belpre (first Latina to incorporate and promote bilingual literacy in Public Libraries).
10. What Was Ellis Island?
Author: by Patricia Brennan Demuth
From 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island was the gateway to a new life in the United States for millions of immigrants. In later years, the island was deserted, the buildings decaying. Ellis Island was not restored until the 1980s, when Americans from all over the country donated more than $150 million.
It opened to the public once again in 1990 as a museum. Learn more about America’s history, and perhaps even your own, through the story of one of the most popular landmarks in the country.
11. I Found It! a bilingual look and find book written in Traditional Chinese, Pinyin and English (Chinese Edition)
Author: by Katrina Liu
I found it!Is a fun find and seek or look and find book with 12 engaging and colorful scenes. Learn new Chinese vocabulary through this interactive Children’s book! Learning Chinese has never been so easy! Written in Traditional Chinese, Pinyin and English, this book includes 12 different scenes with the names of various objects as well as a thought-provoking question per scene.
A free audio reading in Mandarin is also provided for correct pronunciation. This engaging bilingual book is also separately available in Simplified Chinese with Pinyin and English. A fantastic Mandarin immersion resource for non-native speakers! Give your child the opportunity to become bilingual!
Research shows that learning a second language can boost problem-solving, critical thinking, listening skills, memory, concentration, ability to multitask, and even unlock more career opportunities. There are so many benefits when you start at a young age. All of Katrina Liu’s books are intended for non-native speakers and parents interested in fostering the development of dual-language with their children.
12. I Escaped The Donner Party: Pioneers on the Oregon Trail, 1846
Author: by Scott Peters
15-year-old Zeke battles hunger, bears, and blizzards when their pioneer-wagon-train takes a wrong turn on the Oregon Trail. The parent-approved Survival Series that celebrates the awesome history of us. From multi-award winning Ellie Crowe and Scott Peters comes a riveting, kid-powered survival adventure.
Short attention spans | Chapter book | Ages 9+ | B&W Illustrations |15-year-old Zeke is thrilled to be heading west with over eighty settlers on the famed Oregon Trail. But when their wagon train takes an ill-advised short cut, the pioneers find themselves trapped in a frozen mountain pass.
As howling winter storms rage around the Donner Party, there’s no way forward or back. Zeke is no mountain climber. He’s a horseback-riding fanatic from Illinois. He’s way out of his element. Faced with starvation, Zeke must attempt to walk out of the wilderness on sheer willpower alone.
Can he ever hope to make it to California? Can he ever hope to escape? This is the 5th I Escaped adventure in the Children’s series about brave boys and girls who face real-world challenges and find ways to escape disaster.
13. Life of a Firefly: The Incredible Adventures and Mostly True Stories of Sandy Forte
Author: by Sandra Brown-Lindstedt
If you are just going to buy ONE BOOK THIS YEAR for your middle grade or young adult child, THIS IS THE BOOK! It’s a book your children will cherish for the rest of their lives. It has received rave editorial reviews and won multiple awards like the 2021 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS, Children’s Mind/Soul/Body category, and Reader Views’ GRAND PRIZE – Best Fiction.
Life of a Firefly is already becoming a classic Children’s book. It’s warm, it’s exciting, it’s captivating and most of all – KIDS LOVE IT!”I have a daughter who absolutely loved to read this! I love how quick-witted and courageous Sandy is.
THIS BOOK NEEDS TO BE IN EVERY ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARY!” -Megan B. Joseph, MHA”I can’t even express how much I LOVED this book. It’s one of the best books I’ve read in the past decade!” -Ms. Allison, Editor Book Editing ServicesIn this award winning Children’s book Sandy learns to face her giants with the help of a tiny firefly.
It builds strong character and help boost self esteem. Kids see themselves in almost every situation that Sandy finds herself in, as she and her firefly go on amazing adventures that captures the imagination. As she continues on her incredible journey, each person she encounters teaches another lesson about friendship and family.