My Beautiful Birds by Suzanne Del Rizzo

Posted by Sherry on 3/8/2017 in 2017, Around the World, General, Refugees and Immigrants, Syria |

Young Sami and his family escape from the bombing of his Syrian neighborhood and go to live in a refugee camp, but Sami had to leave his pigeons behind. As others in his family and in the camp begin to make a new life for themselves, Sami cannot think of anything other than his beautiful […]


More Refugee and Immigrant Books–Just in Time for Thanksgiving

Posted by Sherry on 11/19/2016 in General, Refugees and Immigrants |

For preschool and primary age children: Molly’s Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen. The third grade girls in Molly’s small town school make fun of Molly, a refugee from religious persecution in Russia, but Molly’s mother helps her to see how they are just like the Pilgrims who came to America in 1620, escaping from persecution to […]


Adrift at Sea by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch with Tuan Ho

Posted by Sherry on 11/16/2016 in 1981, 2016, Biography/Memoir, Nonfiction, Refugees and Immigrants, Vietnam |

Adrift at Sea: A Vietnamese Boy’s Story of Survival by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch with Tuan Ho, illustrated by Brian Deines. This nonfiction picture book opens with a bang: our narrator, Tuan Ho, comes from school to his home in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to find preparations being made for a journey. His first reaction […]


Skating With the Statue of Liberty by Susan Lynn Meyer

Posted by Sherry on 11/15/2016 in 1942, 2016, Children's Fiction, General, Refugees and Immigrants |

Yesterday I read this 2016 middle grade fiction novel about a twelve year old French Jewish boy named Gustave and his experience of immigrating to the United States during World War II. Because of this book, and yesterday’s review of It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel, and some other upcoming reviews, it seems to have turned […]


It AIn’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas

Posted by Sherry on 11/14/2016 in 2016, Children's Fiction, General, Iran/Persia, Refugees and Immigrants |

Zomorod Yusefzadeh is living in California with her Iranian family before and during the Iran hostage crisis. No wonder she wants to change her name to Cindy! Not to mention that no one can pronounce her real name, and people always ask, when they find out where she’s from, if they ride camels. Zomorod/Cindy has […]

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