November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

25 Kid and YA Books That Lift Up Immigrant Voices

A collection of autobiographical or fictional stories based on childhood memories or that draw upon people’s work with immigrant children, including works by Julia Alvarez, Nicola Yoon, and Edwidge Danticat.

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How Tia Lola Came to Stay/De como Tía Lola vino a quedarse | 30-Second Booktalk

This month’s 30-second booktalk—which is presented in both English and Spanish—comes to us from Dr. Sonia Alejandra Rodriguez. She recommends Julia Alvarez’s fantastic middle grade novel, When Tia Lola Came to Stay.

East Harlem Bookstore Launches Book Drive to Aid Unaccompanied Child Immigrants

A bookseller, a professor, and members of the El Barrio community in Manhattan’s East Harlem neighborhood have launched a project to serve the needs of detained children from Mexico and Central America.