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Summary: In a unique collaboration with photographer and educator Wendy Ewald, eighteen immigrant teenagers create an alphabet defining their experiences in pictures and words. Wendy helped the teenagers pose for and design the photographs, interviewing them along the way about their own journeys and perspectives. America Border Culture Dreamer presents Wendy and the students' poignant and powerful...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.23 EWA

Morales, Areli

Summary: "In the first picture book written by a DACA dreamer, Areli Morales tells her own powerful and vibrant immigration story of moving from a quiet town in Mexico to the bustling and noisy metropolis of New York City"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Studio 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE MOR

Betancourt-Perez, Jessica

Summary: Newly arrived from Colombia, Isabella's first day of school in the United States is cancelled because of snow and when Isabella notices a girl playing outside she makes a new friend, despite the language barrier.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE BET

Krans, Angela Pham

Summary: "Follows young Mai and her mother's perilous journey from Vietnam to America to find Papa--who left ahead of them to start a better life for their family"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KRA

Tran-Davies, Nhung N.

Summary: "A children's picture book inspired by author Nhung N. Tran-Davies's experience as a child refugee from Vietnam, and then sponsoring a family of Syrian refugees as an adult."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Second Story Press 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE TRA

Wang, Andrea

Summary: "Though they may speak different languages, kids from all over the world come together to enjoy the shared pastime of tea in this delicious book for young readers. When five-year-old Luli joins her new English as a Second Language class, the playroom is quiet. Luli can't speak English, neither can anyone else. That's when she has a brilliant idea to host a tea party and bring them all together....

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: [Library Ideas, LLC] 2022

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Luiselli, Valeria

Summary: "From the two-time NBCC Finalist, a fiercely imaginative novel about a family's summer road trip across America--a journey that, with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity, probes the nature of justice and equality in America today. A mother and father set out with their kids from New York to Arizona. In their used Volvo--and with their ten-year-old son trying out his new...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LUI

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Luiselli 2019

Phi, Bao

Summary: Every child is bursting with amazing possibilities and poet Bao Phi celebrates the complex identity of the children of immigrants and refugees.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Editions 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE PHI

Nazario, Sonia.

Summary: Based on the Los Angeles Times series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, this is a timeless story of families torn apart. When Enrique was five, his mother, too poor to feed her children, left Honduras to work in the United States. The move allowed her to send money back home so Enrique could eat better and go to school past the third grade. She promised she would return quickly, but she struggled...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2006

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.23 NAZ

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.23 NAZ

Tang, Marie

Summary: Yuna, who recently moved to the United States and does not speak English, is struggling to communicate with kids in her new neighborhood, but when she shows that she can do something very special with paper, a whole new world unfolds.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beaming Books, an imprint of 1517 Media 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE TAN

Zamora, Javier

2 holds on 4 copies

Summary: "Trip. My parents started using that word about a year ago--'one day, you'll take a trip to be with us. Like an adventure.' Javier's adventure is a three-thousand-mile journey from his small town in El Salvador, through Guatemala and Mexico, and across the U.S. border. He will leave behind his beloved aunt and grandparents to reunite with a mother who left four years ago and a father he...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hogarth, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2022

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ZAM

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ZAMORA, JAVIER ZAM

Luiselli, Valeria

Summary: "Structured around the forty questions Luiselli translates and asks undocumented Latin-American children facing deportation, Tell Me How It Ends (an expansion of her 2016 Freeman's essay of the same name) humanizes these young migrants and highlights thecontradiction of the idea of America as a fiction for immigrants with the reality of racism and fear--both here and back home"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Coffee House Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.23 LUI

Colfer, Eoin

Summary: "Ebo is alone. His brother, Kwame, has disappeared, and Ebo knows it can only be to attempt the hazardous journey to Europe, and a better life, the same journey their sister set out on months ago. But Ebo refuses to be left behind in Ghana. He sets out after Kwame and joins him on the quest to reach Europe. Ebo's epic journey takes him across the Sahara Desert to the dangerous streets of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, an imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. 2018

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Niebuhr-Siebert, Sandra

Summary: Mina is worried about starting a new kindergarten in her new country. The classroom is full of laughter, friendly faces and fun things to do, but the only word Mina can understand is her name. As she listens to stories and songs, chatter and instructions, Mina's understanding steadily grows. She tries out sounds that roar in her throat and tickle her tongue until the new words feel like her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Floris Books 2023

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE NIE

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE NIE

White, Tracy (Tracy A.)

Summary: "This book tells the true stories of five brave teens fleeing their home countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Guinea, on their own, traveling through unknown and unfriendly places, and ultimately crossing into the US to find refuge and seek asylum. Based on extensive interviews with teen refugees, lawyers, caseworkers, and activists, Tracy White shines a light on five individual...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Street Noise Books 2023

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 362.7 WHI

Summary: Examines immigration policy under both the Trump and Obama administrations, investigates the origins of zero tolerance, and reveals the journeys and voices of children who were separated from their parents.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SEP

Binford, Warren (Wendi Warren H.)

Summary: "A moving picture book for older children and families that introduces a difficult topic, amplifying the voices and experiences of immigrant children detained at the border between Mexico and the US. The children's actual words (from publicly available court documents) are assembled to tell one heartbreaking story, in both English and Spanish (back to back). Each spread is illustrated in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Workman Publishing 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 362.87 BIN

Rivera, Lilliam

Summary: "Jessica Cruz has done everything right. She's a dedicated student, popular among her classmates, and has a loving family that has done everything they can to give her a better life in the United States. While Jessica is a part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, allowing her to go to school and live in the U.S., her parents are undocumented. Jessica usually worries for her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DC Comics 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 RIV

Kheiriyeh, Rashin

Summary: Rashin is an Iranian immigrant girl living in New York, excited by her first trip to Coney Island, and fascinated by the differences in the beach customs between her native Iran and her new home--but she misses the saffron flavored ice cream that she usedto eat.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KHE

Nazario, Sonia.

Summary: Documents the journey of a Honduran teen who braved hardship and peril to reunite with his mother after she was forced to leave him behind and seek migratory work in the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 ENR

Markham, Lauren

Summary: Identical twins Ernesto and Raul Flores, seventeen, must flee El Salvador, make a harrowing journey across the Rio Grande and the Texas desert, face capture by immigration authorities, and struggle to navigate life in America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 920 MAR

Weinstein, Ellen

Summary: "Five children, from five different cultures and in five different decades, grow up in the same building on the Lower East Side of New York City"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2024

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Del Rizzo, Suzanne

Summary: "A young girl introduces herself to a new neighbor from Syria and bonds with him over shared interests in nature, birdwatching, and finding small treasures. His anxieties about his new life are eased when his knowledge from having pet pigeons in Syria helps save an injured cardinal. Polymer clay art depicts fall and winter scenes in a neighborhood where most residents are immigrants and where...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pajama Press Inc. 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE DEL

Hitchcock, Shannon

Summary: Twelve-year-old Noura and her family, fleeing war in Syria, have been granted asylum in the United States, but they arrive in Florida to the chaos of the president's Muslim ban; twelve-year-old Jordyn is a member of the Christian church that is sponsoringthe Alwan family, and Noura's student ambassador in middle school; their inevitable culture clash is made far worse by the wave of hate crimes...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2020

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