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.
Alvarez, Julia. (1991). How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents.
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.
Cheng, Andrea. (2004). Honeysuckle House.
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.
Fleming, Candace. (2008). Lowji Discovers America.
French, Jackie. (2001). How the Finnegans Saved the Ship.
Hawke, Rosanne. (2004). Soraya the Storyteller.
Hodge, Deborah and John Mantha. The Kids Book of Canadian Immigration.
Hearn, Emily and Marywinn Milne. (2007). Our New Home: Immigrant Children Speak.
Kidd, Diana. (1991). Illustrated by Lucy Montgomery.
Kurtz, Jane. (2000). Faraway Home.
Kurtz, Jane. (2005). In the Small, Small Night.
Lasky, Kathryn. (1999). Dreams in the Golden Country: The Diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl, New York City 1903.
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.
Park, Frances and Ginger Park. (2005). Goodbye 382 Shin Dang Dong.
Reich, Jose. Illustrated by Raul Colon. Born to Dance: The True Story of Jose Limon.
Say, Allen. (1993). Grandfather’s Journey.
Say, Allen. (2002). Home of the Brave.
Sheth, Kashmira. (2003). Blue Jasmine.
So, John. (2003). Finding my Hat.
Starke, Ruth. (2005). Orphans of the Queen.
Testa, Maria. (2005). Something About America.
Wolf, Bernard. Coming to America:A Muslim Family’s Story.
Yoo, David. (2005). Girls for Breakfast.
Wilkes, Sybella. (1994). One Day We Had To Run: Refugee Children Tell Their Stories in Words and Paintings.