Today’s list of resources is brought to you by the members of KidLit Resists! We’re a Facebook group for members of the KidLit community (authors, illustrators, editors, youth librarians, booksellers, and others who create and support picture books, MG books, and YA books) who wish to organize against the current administration’s agenda and support those communities targeted […]
Publisher’s description American Street is an evocative and powerful coming-of-age story perfect for fans of Everything, Everything; Bone Gap; and All American Boys. In this stunning debut novel, Pushcart-nominated author Ibi Zoboi draws on her own experience as a young Haitian immigrant, infusing this lyrical exploration of America with magical realism and vodou culture. On […]
If you know me at all, you know I am quite fond of my library minions. And when I say “my library minions,” I mean the teens and young adults I have gotten to know over the past many years working in high school and public libraries in central Minnesota. I’ve since moved and am […]
Love and Justice: What I’ve learned from those seeking refuge in the U.S., a guest post by author Marie Marquardt
Today we are very honored to be talking with author Marie Marquardt about her work with Latin American immigrant families for the Social Justice in YA Lit Project. Her book, The Radius of Us, is very timely given recent events happening here in the United States. You can find out more about the #SJYALit Project […]
Schools pledge support to families, public libraries throw open their doors, and students commit acts of kindness while monitoring bullying.
These new books can be appreciated on many levels, shared to help encourage empathy for others, and utilized to initiate further research and discussion of immigration and refugees from around the world.
This article was published in School Library Journal's November 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Works by Gene Luen Yang, Dan Santat, Nidhi Chanani, and others reveal the commonality of experience among Americans who have immigrant parents.
This article was published in School Library Journal's August 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
In Germany, a new tool is being used to ease the adjustment for the throngs of new immigrants coming from the Middle East, especially children.
This month, check out a history of comics, a look at catastrophes and tragic events, and an examination of war crimes and atrocities.
This article was published in School Library Journal's August 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.