Author: Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed
Summary: Omar and his younger brother, Hassan, have spent most of their lives in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya. Life is hard there: never enough food, achingly dull, and without access to the medical care Omar knows his nonverbal brother needs. So when Omar has the opportunity to go to school, he knows it might be a chance to change their future . . . but it would also mean leaving his brother, the only family member he has left, every day.
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Author: Huda Fahmi
Summary: Huda and her family just moved to Dearborn, Michigan, a small town with a big Muslim population. In her old town, Huda knew exactly who she was: She was the hijabi girl. But in Dearborn, everyone is the hijabi girl.
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Author: Julia Alvarez
Summary: I wonder what it would be like to be free? Not to need wings because you don’t have to fly away from your country? Continue reading “Before We Were Free”
Author: Thomas Mayor
Summary: A story about the Uluru Statement from the Heart for young Australians by Thomas Mayor, Illustrated by Blak Douglas.
This book is about understanding Australia’s past, so we can have a shared future. ’When we all came together at Uluru, we invited all Australian people to accept our voice and culture as a gift.’
Can you help us find the heart of the nation? Thomas Mayor is a Torres Strait Islander man born on Larrakia country in Darwin. He is also the author of Finding the Heart of the Nation: Journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth.
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Author: Donna Barba Higuera
Summary: Lupe Wong is going to be the first female pitcher in the Major Leagues. She’s also championed causes her whole young life. Some worthy… like expanding the options for race on school tests beyond just a few bubbles. And some not so much… like complaining to the BBC about the length between Doctor Who seasons.
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Author: Elena Favilli
Summary: Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World is the third book in the New York Times bestselling series for children. Packed with 100 all-new bedtime stories about the lives of incredible female figures from the past and the present, this volume recognizes women who left their birth countries for a multitude of reasons: some for new opportunities, some out of necessity. Continue reading “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World”