Author: Kyo MacLear and Rashin Kheiriyeh
Summary: When you have to leave behind almost everything you know, where can you call home? Sometimes home is simply where we are: here. A imaginative, lyrical, unforgettable picture book about the migrant experience through a child’s eyes.
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Author: Paul Fleischman, Judy Pedersen (Illustrations)
Summary: A Vietnamese girl plants six lima beans in a Cleveland vacant lot. Looking down on the immigrant-filled neighborhood, a Romanian woman watches suspiciously. A school janitor gets involved, then a Guatemalan family. Then muscle-bound Curtis, trying to win back Lateesha. Pregnant Maricela. Amir from India. A sense of community sprouts and spreads.
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Author: Erika L. Sánchez
Summary: Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents’ house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family.
But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga’s role.
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Author: Pigi Rimica
Summary: In principio era il mare. Il Mediterraneo, il nostro mare, il mare di tutti. Al centro c’è un’isola. L’isola è un mare di terra, di sole, di gente radicata alla terra, di gente che guarda il sole dritto negli occhi. La Sardegna è un mare di storia ed è di questa terra che ti racconterò.
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Author: Lois Sepahban
Summary: A ten-year-old Manami did not realize how peaceful her family’s life on Bainbridge Island was until the day it all changed. It’s 1942, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and Manami and her family are Japanese American, which means that the government says they must leave their home by the sea and join other Japanese Americans at a prison camp in the desert.
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Author: Lisa Bullard
Summary: There’s a new girl in Romelie’s class named Camila. Camila speaks Spanish, and she’s teaching it to Romelie. That gets Romelie thinking.
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