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Immigrant Writings: Children

Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa
Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa By Chambers, Veronica (Book - 2005 ) J B Cruz C and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Vibrant art animates this lively account of the beloved Cuban-American singer.

The Journey That Saved Curious George
The Journey That Saved Curious George The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey By Borden, Louise (Book - 2005 ) J B Rey B and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:The exciting story of how the creators of everyone’s favorite monkey escaped wartime Paris on homemade bicycles.

My Name Is Yoon
My Name Is Yoon By Recorvits, Helen (Book - 2003 ) J PIC R and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A little girl from Korea learns that even in English her name is still "shining wisdom."

The Remembering Stone
The Remembering Stone By Russell, Barbara T. (Book - 2004 ) J PIC R and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:An immigrant child dreams of her Costa Rican home in a lushly illustrated story of hope and migrating blackbirds.

Yoko
Yoko By Wells, Rosemary (Book - 1998 ) J PIC W and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A tender and appealing portrait of a nursery school class and the resourceful teacher who helps the other animal children learn to appreciate Yoko’s sushi lunch.

Angel's Grace
Angel's Grace By Baptiste, Tracey (Book - 2005 )

Annotation:On a summer vacation in Trinidad, a young girl from Brooklyn uncovers a secret from her family’s past.

Esperanza Rising
Esperanza Rising By Ryan, Pam Muñoz (Paperback - 2007 ) J FIC R and more… Discussion Guide »

Annotation:To escape their scheming family, Esperanza and her mother flee their privileged lives in Mexico and find refuge in the migrant camps of Southern California during the Great Depression.

Home Is East
Home Is East By Ly, Many (Book - 2005 ) J FIC L and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:After her mother walks out, Amy and her father leave their tightly knit Cambodian-American community in search of a new life.

A House of Tailors
A House of Tailors By Giff, Patricia Reilly (Book - 2004 ) J FIC G and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Accused of spying, Dina flees from Prussia to America and discovers the joys and hardships of immigrant life in 1870s Brooklyn.

The King of Mulberry Street
The King of Mulberry Street By Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948- (Book - 2005 ) J FIC N and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A resourceful young Jewish immigrant from Italy finds himself alone on the mean streets of Lower Manhattan. A gripping tale of survival set in the 1890s.

Maggie's Door
Maggie's Door By Giff, Patricia Reilly (Book - 2003 ) J FIC G and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:The harrowing account of two courageous Irish children who escape the potato famine and make their way to Brooklyn. A sequel to Nory Ryan’s Song.

Memories of Survival
Memories of Survival By Krinitz, Esther Nisenthal (Book - 2005 ) J 940.53 K and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Exquisite pictorial embroideries illustrate this poignant memoir of a Jewish girl in Poland during World War II and her postwar journey to New York City.

Shutting Out the Sky
Shutting Out the Sky Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924 By Hopkinson, Deborah (Book - 2003 ) 307.764 H and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Five young immigrants remember their struggles and dreams. Illustrated with many photographs.

Tangled Threads
Tangled Threads A Hmong Girl's Story By Shea, Pegi Deitz (Book - 2003 ) FIC S

Annotation:After 10 years in a refugee camp in Thailand, Mai Yang and her grandmother join their relatives in Rhode Island and experience the strangeness of the new American ways.

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This booklist was prepared by the following staff members of the The New York Public Library: Ismael Alicea, Susan Gitman, Sandra Payne, Susan Pine. Selected titles appearing on this booklist may be available in recorded, Braille, or large print versions. Please contact the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011-4211, 212.206.5400, 212.206.5458 (TTY) This booklist is supported in part by the New York State Coordinated Outreach Services Grant. (March 2006).


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