Books to serve patrons of diverse cultural backrounds

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I'm Your Neighbor, "New Arrival" Children's Books

We hear a lot about the difficult, sad state of refugees around the world fleeing their native countries seeking peace and freedom. Once arrived in a safe place, it isn’t always easy to find books with characters from various cultures for children.

i’m your neighbor is (IYN), “a project which promotes the use of children’s literature featuring “new arrival” cultures and groups to engage the entire community in a discussion of commonalities and differences”.  The site allows you to search for books by setting, group represented, age and theme. Here are some titles IYN recommends. To learn more about IYN, read the article in School Library Journal.

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