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All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel

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Dragonfly Books #ad - This immigration story is universal. School library journal, starred   dan yaccarino’s great-grandfather arrived at Ellis Island with a small shovel and his parents’ good advice: “Work hard, but remember to enjoy life, and never forget your family. With simple text and warm, colorful illustrations, Yaccarino recounts how the little shovel was passed down through four generations of this Italian-American family—along with the good advice.

All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel #ad - It’s a story that will have kids asking their parents and grandparents: where did we come from? How did our family make the journey all the way to America?   “A shovel is just a shovel, but in Dan Yaccarino’s hands it becomes a way to dig deep into the past and honor all those who helped make us who we are.

Eric rohmann, winner of the caldecott Medal for My Friend Rabbit   “All the Way to America is a charmer. Yaccarino’s heartwarming story rings clearly with truth, good cheer, and love. Tomie depaola, winner of a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega NonaFrom the Hardcover edition.

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When Jessie Came Across the Sea

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Candlewick #ad - Lynch that glow with warmth and carefully observed detail, creating an unforgettable tribute to the immigrant experience. Hest simply and faithfully holds a mirror to the milestone event for millions of turn-of-the-century immigrants. Publishers weekly starred reviewwhen a young girl from a poor eastern European village learns that she must leave her beloved grandmother for a new life - and a new love - in America, they both feel that their hearts will break.

The sure and inspired narrative by award-winning author Amy Hest is paired with paintings by P. J. Candlewick Press MA.

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Grandfather's Journey

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - Grandfather's Journey #ad - At once deeply personal yet expressing universally held emotions, this tale of one man’s love for two countries and his constant desire to be in both places captured readers’ attention and hearts. Winner of the 1994 caldecott Medal, it remains as historically relevant and emotionally engaging as ever.

Houghton Mifflin. Candlewick Press MA. Lyrical, breathtaking, splendid—words used to describe Allen Say’s Grandfather’s Journey when it was first published.

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National Geographic Readers: Ellis Island

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National Geographic Children's Books #ad - Explore the history of Ellis Island, one of the most recognized landmarks in American history. Candlewick Press MA. Kids will learn about its early history as a Mohegan island and rest spot for fishermen through its time as a famous immigration station to today's museum. The level 3 text provides accessible, yet wide-ranging, information for independent readers.

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Coming to America: The Story of Immigration

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Scholastic Press #ad - Candlewick Press MA. Houghton Mifflin. Combining warm prose with child-friendly watercolor illustrations, an introduction to the history of immigration to the United States offers young readers a perspective on the heritage that all Americans share. National Geographic Society.

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Here I Am Na

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Picture Window Books #ad - How will he once again become the happy, confident kid he used to be? Walk in his shoes as he takes the first tentative steps toward discovering joy in his new world. They boy clings tightly to his special keepsake from home and wonders how he will find his way. Houghton Mifflin. Newly arrived from their faraway homeland, noise, a boy and his family enter into the lights, and traffic of a busy American city in this dazzling wordless picture book.

Candlewick Press MA. A poignant and affirming view of the immigrant experience. The language is unfamiliar. National Geographic Society. Food, habits, games, and gestures are puzzling.

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Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation

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Dial Books #ad - Houghton Mifflin. A touching tale of parent-child separation and immigration, from a National Book Award finalistAfter Saya's mother is sent to an immigration detention center, Saya finds comfort in listening to her mother's warm greeting on their answering machine. Dial Books. Moved by her mother's tales and her father's attempts to reunite their family, Saya writes a story of her own—one that just might bring her mother home for good.

With stirring illustrations, this tender tale shows the human side of immigration and imprisonment—and shows how every child has the power to make a difference. To ease the distance between them while she’s in jail, Mama begins sending Saya bedtime stories inspired by Haitian folklore on cassette tape.

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One Green Apple

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Clarion Books 9780618434770 #ad - As she helps the class make apple cider, Farah connects with the other students and begins to feel that she belongs. Ted lewin’s gorgeous sun-drenched paintings and Eve Bunting’s sensitive text immediately put the reader into another child’s shoes in this timely story of a young Muslim immigrant. It’s hard being the new kid in school, especially when you’re from another country and don’t know the language.

One Green Apple #ad - Houghton Mifflin. She listens and nods but doesn’t speak. Farah feels alone, even when surrounded by her classmates. Then, on a field trip to an apple orchard, Farah discovers there are lots of things that sound the same as they did at home, from dogs crunching their food to the ripple of friendly laughter.

National Geographic Society. Candlewick Press MA. Dial Books.

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The Name Jar

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Dragonfly Books #ad - Houghton Mifflin. Dial Books. Encouraged by her new friends, Unhei chooses her own Korean name and helps everyone pronounce it—Yoon-Hey. On the day of her name choosing, the name jar has mysteriously disappeared. Dragonfly Books. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she tells the class that she will choose a name by the following week.

The Name Jar #ad - But while unhei practices being a suzy, or Amanda, Laura, one of her classmates comes to her neighborhood and discovers her real name and its special meaning. National Geographic Society. The new kid in school needs a new name! or does she?being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what about when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious that American kids will like her.

Candlewick Press MA. Her new classmates are fascinated by this no-name girl and decide to help out by filling a glass jar with names for her to pick from.

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The Keeping Quilt

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Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books #ad - From a basket of old clothes, aunt havalah's nightdress and an apron of Aunt Natasha's become The Keeping Quilt, Anna's babushka, Uncle Vladimir's shirt, passed along from mother to daughter for almost a century. Used book in Good Condition. It will be like heaving the family in backhome Russia dance around us at night.

Dial Books. In strongly moving pictures that are as heartwarming as they are real, patricia Polacco tells the story of her own family, and the quilt that remains a symbol of their enduring love and faith. For four generations the quilt is a Sabbath tablecloth, a wedding canopy, and a blanket that welcomes babies warmly into the world.

The Keeping Quilt #ad - . We will make a quilt to help us always remember home, " Anna's mother said. National Geographic Society. Dragonfly Books. Houghton Mifflin. Candlewick Press MA. And so it was.

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Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale Tomas Rivera Mexican-American Children's Book Award Awards

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Harry N. Abrams #ad - National Geographic Society. Papa rabbit traveled north two years ago to find work in the great carrot and lettuce fields to earn money for his family. No word is wasted, as each emotion is clearly and poignantly expressed. Dial Books. He meets a coyote, who offers to help Pancho in exchange for some of Papa’s food.

. Accessible for young readers, who may be drawn to it as they would a classic fable; perfect for mature readers and the classroom, where its layers of truth and meaning can be peeled back to be examined and discussed. When papa does not return, Pancho sets out to find him. Classrooms studying the migrant experience will find plenty to discuss here.

School library journal“This will spark strong responses and needed discussion. Booklist"tonatiuh is so careful in weaving his allegory that his empathetic contemporary tale feels like age-old folklore, with simple but compelling text and a step-by-step escalation of the story through gripping, kid-understandable challenges.

The bulletin of the center for children's books awardspura belpré author and illustrator honor book 2014new york public library’s annual children’s Books list: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2013Kirkus Best Books of 2013Best Multicultural Children's Books 2013 Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's LiteratureNotable Children's Books from ALSC 2014Notable Books for a Global Society Book Award 2014 Candlewick Press MA.

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale Tomas Rivera Mexican-American Children's Book Award Awards #ad - For pancho!duncan tonatiuh brings to light the hardship and struggles faced by thousands of families who seek to make better lives for themselves and their children by illegally crossing the border. Praise for pancho rabbit and the coyoteSTARRED REVIEWS"Tonatiuh’s great strength is in the text. An incandescent, humane and terribly necessary addition to the immigrant-story shelf.

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