Category Archives: Immigration

The Notebook Keeper by Stephen Briseño, illustrated by Magdalena Mora

The Notebook Keeper by Stephen Briseño, illustrated by Magdalena Mora. Random House Studio, 2022. 9780593307052 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review): 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? Noemi and her … Continue reading

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The Name Jar by Yangsook Chai

The Name Jar by Yangsook Chai. Alfred A. Knopf, c2001, 2022. 9780375806131 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book?  I’m not sure why YSBR was … Continue reading

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Maizy Chen’s Last Chance by Lisa Yee

Maizy Chen’s Last Chance by Lisa Yee. Random House, 2022. 9781984830258 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Having spent her entire life in … Continue reading

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All You Need by Howard Schwartz,  illustrated by Jasu Hu

All You Need by Howard Schwartz,  illustrated by Jasu Hu. Neal Porter Books, Holiday House, 2022. 9780823443291 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book?  This … Continue reading

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Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna by Alda P. Dobbs

Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna by Alda P. Dobbs. Sourcebooks, 2021. 9781728234656 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Historical fiction What did you like about the book? Petra and her small family, her … Continue reading

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Light For All by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Raúl Colón

Light For All by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Raúl Colón. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2021. 9781534457270 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the … Continue reading

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The Welcome Chair by Rosemary Wells, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

The Welcome Chair by Rosemary Wells, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. A Paula Wiseman Book, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2021. 9781534429772 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre: Historical … Continue reading

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My Words Flew Away Like Birds by Debora Pearson, illustrated by Shrija Jain

My Words Flew Away Like Birds by Debora Pearson, illustrated by Shrija Jain. Kids Can Press, 2021. 9781525303180 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book?  A young … Continue reading

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My Two Border Towns by David Bowles, illustrated by Erika Mez

My Two Border Towns by David Bowles, illustrated by Erika Meza. Kokila/Penguin Random House, 2021. 9780593111048  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover  Genre: Picture book What did you like about the book? My Two Border … Continue reading

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Living Beyond Borders: Growing Up Mexican in America edited by Margarita Longoria

Living Beyond Borders: Growing Up Mexican in America edited by Margarita Longoria. Philomel Books, Penguin Random House, 2021. 9780593204979 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Short stories What did you like about … Continue reading

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