Immigrant Writings: Children
Annotation:The exciting story of how the creators of everyone’s favorite monkey escaped wartime Paris on homemade bicycles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Annotation:Five young immigrants remember their struggles and dreams. Illustrated with many photographs.
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).