In recognition of Family Literacy Day, coming up January 27, 2008, here is a list of children’s picture and chapter books about immigration. Some of these titles came from the Children’s Literature listserv, Child_Lit.
I do not know all of the titles but I thought a list might be useful to those of us with an interest in children’s literature and immigration. If you know these books, or are aware of links to the authors or reviews or anything else that might be interesting/useful for blog readers, please let me know.
Ashley, Bernard. (1991). Little Soldier.
Blohom, Judith & Terri Lapinsky. (2006). Kids Like Me: Voices of the Immigrant Experience.
Bloom, Valerie. (2004). Surprising Joy.
Brown, Jackie. (2004). Little Cricket.
Campling, Annie. (1998). Smiling for Strangers.
Ellis, Sarah. (2001). A Prairie as Wide as the Sea: The Immigrant Diary of Ivy Weatherall.
Ernest, Kate Elizabeth. (1994). Hope Leaves Jamaica.
Evans, Alwyn. (2004). Walk in My Shoes.
Hawke, Rosanne. (2004). Soraya the Storyteller.
Hearn, Emily and Marywinn Milne. (2007). Our New Home: Immigrant Children Speak.
Kidd, Diana. (1991). Illustrated by Lucy Montgomery.
Matas, Carol. (2002). Footsteps in the Snow: The Red River Diary of Isobel Scott.
Munsch, Robert. (1995). From Far Away.
Munoz Ryan, Pam. (2001). Esperanza Rising.
Naidoo, Beverley. (2000). The Other Side of Truth.
Orr, Wendy. (1995). Yasou Nikki.
Pak, Soyung. (1990). Dear Juno.
Reich, Jose. Illustrated by Raul Colon. Born to Dance: The True Story of Jose Limon.
So, John. (2003). Finding my Hat.
Starke, Ruth. (2005). Orphans of the Queen.
Wolf, Bernard. Coming to America:A Muslim Family’s Story.
Wilkes, Sybella. (1994). One Day We Had To Run: Refugee Children Tell Their Stories in Words and Paintings.