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Refugee, Migrant & Immigration Stories

Other Words for Home
Warga, Jasmine

New York Times bestseller and Newbery Honor Book!

A gorgeously written, hopeful middle grade novel in verse about a young girl who must leave Syria to move to the United States, perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Aisha Saeed.


Item No. 9780062747815
Paper Boat
Lam, Thao
Named a best picture book of 2020 by Kirkus, School Library Journal, Booklist, New York Public Library, the Globe and Mail, CBC, and the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books -- a heartfelt and personal immigration story by critically acclaimed author...
Item No. 9781771473637
Paper Son: The Inpiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant & Artist
Leung, Julie

2021 Asian Pacific American Award Winner

Winner of the American Library Association's 2021 Asian/Pacific American Award for Best Picture Book!

An inspiring picture-book biography of animator Tyrus Wong, the Chinese American immigrant responsible for bringing Disney's Bambi to life.

Before he became an artist...

Item No. 9781524771874
Parachute Kids
Tang, Betty C

**A National Book Award Longlist Title in the Young People's Literature Category**

This funny, fast-paced, and heartrending story about three siblings living on their own as undocumented new immigrants is perfect for fans of New Kid and Front Desk.

Item No. 9781338832686
Chanani, Nidhi

A Junior Library Guild Selection 2017
Amazon Top Twenty Children's Book of the Year 2017
Amazon Best Book of the month December 2017
Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017
Texas Maverick Graphic Novel 2017
Northern California Indie Bookseller Association Long-List...

Item No. 9781626720879
Soñadores (Dreamers)
Morales, Yuyi
Yuyi Morales, artista galardonada con la Mención de Honor Caldecott y cinco veces ganadora del Premio Pura Belpré, cuenta su historia como inmigrante en este libro ilustrado tributo al poder transformador de la esperanza... y de la lectura.

En 1994, Yuyi Morales dejó su hogar en Xalapa...

Item No. 9780823442584
Dreamers (Spanish Edition)
Morales, Yuyi

This Spanish language edition of Yuyi Morales's Pura Belpré Award winner and New York Times Bestseller Dreamers is now available in paperback!

Caldecott Honor artist and six-time Pura Belpré winner Yuyi Morales's gorgeous book Dreamers, and its Spanish language version...

Item No. 9780823446735
Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family's Journey
Ruurs, Margriet

Rama and her family, are forced to flee their once-peaceful village to escape the ravages of the civil war raging ever closer to their home

With only what they can carry on their backs, Rama and her mother, father, grandfather and brother, Sami, set out to walk to freedom...

Item No. 9781459814905
Story Boat
Maclear, Kyo
When you have to leave behind almost everything you know, where can you call home? Sometimes home is simply where we are: here. An imaginative, lyrical, unforgettable picture book about the migrant experience through a child's eyes.

When a little girl and her younger brother are forced...

Item No. 9780735263598
Young, Rebecca
A stunning picture book that addresses life's big journeys with hope, beauty, and reassurance

School Library Journal [STARRED REVIEW!]
"[A] moving, allegorical tale... inspiring reflection and empathy"

Kirkus Reviews [STARRED REVIEW!]
"A potent discussion starter...

Item No. 9780735227774
The Arrival
Tan, Shaun
A truly remarkable work of art that is already one of the most talked-about books of the season.

"Tan's lovingly laid out and masterfully rendered tale about the immigrant experience is a documentary magically told." -- Art Spiegelman, author of Maus"An absolute wonder." -- Marjane...
Item No. 9780439895293
The Day Saida Arrived
Gómez Redondo, Susana

Jane Addams Children's Book Award Finalist (2020)

Two girls forge a forever-friendship by learning each other's language. The Day Saida Arrived demonstrates the power of language to build bonds beyond borders.

happens when a...

Item No. 9781733121255
The Journey
Sanna, Francesca
". . . a wonderful teaching tool for those who are welcoming refugees into their community."--The New York Times

With haunting echoes of the current refugee crisis this beautifully illustrated book explores the unimaginable decisions made as a family leave their home and...

Item No. 9781909263994
The Land of Cranes
Salazar, Aida

From the prolific author of The Moon Within comes the heart-wrenchingly beautiful story in verse of a young Latinx girl who learns to hold on to hope and love even in the darkest of places: a family detention center for migrants and refugees.

Nine-year-old Betita...

Item No. 9781338343861
The Most Beautiful Thing
Yang, Kao Kalia

A warmhearted and tender true story about a young girl finding beauty where she never thought to look.

Drawn from author Kao Kalia Yang's childhood experiences as a Hmong refugee, this moving picture book portrays a family with a great deal of love and little money....

Item No. 9781541561915
Naylor-Ballesteros, Chris
A powerful story about immigration, trust, and new beginnings, full of heart and humanity, for anyone who has ever felt unwelcome or out of place. Perfect for fans of Allen Say, Francesca Sanna, and Yuyi Morales.

When a weary stranger arrives one day, with only a suitcase,...

Item No. 9780358329602
The Treasure Box
Wild, Margaret
A moving and ultimately hopeful look at what we hold most dear -- and carry with us -- when we are forced to flee our homes because of war.

When the enemy bombs the library, everything burns, and only one book survives. As war rages around them, Peter and his father, alongside so many...

Item No. 9780763690847
Brown, Don

Sibert Honor Medalist - New York Public Library Best Of 2018 - The Horn Book's Fanfare 2018 list - Kirkus Best Books of 2018 - YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Winner

In the tradition of two-time Sibert honor winner Don Brown's critically acclaimed, full-color nonfiction graphic...

Item No. 9781328810151
The Wall
Sís, Peter


"I was born at the beginning of it all, on the Red side--the Communist side--of the Iron Curtain." Through annotated illustrations, journals, maps, and dreamscapes, Peter Sís shows what life was like for a child who loved to draw, proudly wore the red...

Item No. 9780374347017
The Wall - Autographed
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This is Not My Home
Yoh, Eugenia
A humorous and heartfelt reverse immigration story that will resonate across cultures and show us how a place can become home.

This is not my backyard barbecue.
This is not our car, these are not my fireflies.
This is not my farmer's...

Item No. 9780316377102
To the Other Side
Meza, Erika

Author-illustrator Erika Meza delivers a stunning and emotionally rich book from the viewpoint of those most impacted by border walls: young refugee children. This powerfully told tale highlights the spirit and strength of those embarking on a dangerous trek, and what awaits them on the...

Item No. 9780063073166
Together We Grow
Vaught, Susan
"A gentle tale of inclusion and fairness that children will clearly understand." --Booklist (starred review)
"A truly inspiring picture book that will resonate with both children and adults." --School Library Journal (starred review)
"Emotionally charged...
Item No. 9781534405868
Two White Rabbits
Buitrago, Jairo

In this moving and timely story, a young child describes what it is like to be a migrant as she and her father travel north toward the US border.

They travel mostly on the roof of a train known as The Beast, but the little girl doesn't know where they are going. She...

Item No. 9781554987412
Undocumented: A Worker's Fight
Tonatiuh, Duncan

  Staff Pick

Award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh's picture book is "a gorgeous, timely, and necessary offering about the daily plight of undocumented workers in the United States" (Library Journal).

Undocumented: A Worker's Fight is the story of immigrant...

Item No. 9781419728549