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Brightly, an educator resource site, features 15 books for students about the immigrant experience in America.

Jun 15, 2018 2018-06-15

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Books About the Immigrant Experience

June is Immigrant Heritage Month, and Brightly, an online resource to help educators grow lifelong readers, features 15 books for children about the Immigrant Experience in America. One of the books suggested for children in prekindergarten/kindergarten is The Name Jar, a familiar immigrant tale of having an unfamiliar name and feeling like an outsider—until someone kind or brave or both makes a gesture of inclusion. A suggestion for children aged 5–9 is Here I Am, a book with no words that nevertheless captures what it’s like to be an immigrant in the big city—disorienting, unfamiliar, overwhelming, alienating, new. Recommended for children aged 9–12 is A Long Walk to Water, the story of two Sudanese children—Salva, a boy, and Nya, a girl—told from alternating points of view. These and other books will inspire students to think deeply about their fellow Americans, their stories, and their experiences.

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