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Roundup: Fabulous Books About Immigrants and Refugees – Picture Books

Yesterday I shared some wonderful middle-grade books about refugees and immigrants. Today, I continue the theme by posting some of my favorite picture books that offer children and their adult caregivers insight into the immigrant’s experience: My Grandfather’s Coat by … Continue reading

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Roundup: Fabulous Books About Immigrants and Refugees – MG Novels

Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of America’s first Refugee Travel Ban. According to World Relief Seattle: “Over the course of the first year of the Trump Administration, just 29,725 refugees have been admitted to the U.S., compared to 99,183 the … Continue reading

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Where I Live

I was delighted to have recently discovered Eileen Spinelli’s Where I Live (Dial Books for Young Readers, 2007) while at a children’s literature conference a couple of weeks ago. While chatting with illustrator Matt Phelan at his signing table, he … Continue reading

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Inside Out: A Film Review

Reading up on the latest Pixar movie Inside Out before taking my daughters to see it would have saved me many anxious moments throughout the first act of the film, when the screenwriters seemed driven by the “Happy” agenda that … Continue reading

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All the World, All the Time

Even though it’s a treasured picture book in our home, I’ve been hesitant to blog about ALL THE WORLD, written by Liz Garton Scanlon and illustrated by Marla Frazee (Beach Lane Books, 2009) — – for no other reason than it’s already attracted huge… Continue reading

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