Please take a look at this wonderful list of books about Immigration. It seems that this has been an issue for our country since it’s inception! I love how some issues are common regardless of the country they left. Thank you Natalie!
Like any school librarian, I’m always looking for books that will connect with my students. There’s nothing like reading a new book and thinking, “Yes! I know just the child who will love this book…”
But at the elementary school where I teach outside of Washington, DC, matching books with kids isn’t always easy. Eighty-eight percent of my students speak a language other than English, most read below grade level as they acquire English as a second or third language, and the vast majority are immigrants or children of immigrants. Finding books that reflect my students’ realities isn’t easy, which is partly why I chose to write about a boy who emigrates from Japan to the US in my middle grade novel Flying the Dragon.
Below is a list of ten books whose characters are recent immigrants to the US. For each title, I’ve added one common immigrant issue…
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