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The United States has a rich and diverse culture thanks to the many immigrants who have come to her shores. Explore the immigrant experience with these recommended titles.

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Frances Foster Books

Angelina's Island

Every day I tell Mama, I want to go home. Every day she tells me, We are home, Angelina. New York is home now. Angelina’s heart aches for Jamaica, and...

"...Every day I tell Mama, I want to go home. Every day she tells me, We are home, Angelina. New York..."

Jeanette Winter Jeanette Winter

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Behind the Mask

Halloween is coming. “What are you going to be?” the children ask one another. Kimin says he will be his grandfather. “Going as an old man is not very scary,”...

"...the road and into friendship."  --The New York Times Book Review   "An evocative look at a Korean..."

Yangsook Choi Yangsook Choi

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Melanie Kroupa Books

Little Mama Forgets

Every morning, Lucy tiptoes into her grandmother’s room to wake her with a gentle tickle. Little Mamá always remembers to tickle Lucy right back! But Lucy...

"...and kisses. A lyrical text with Spanish words and phrases and vibrant art spiced with cultural details capture the give-and-take in this lively Hispanic family and celebrate the special bonds that exist..."

By Robin Cruise and Stacey Dressen-McQueen

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The Remembering Stone

A surprising journey of self-discovery In early fall, the blackbirds creak like rusty wheels behind our apartment . . . "One day I will return like you," my...

"...that mother and daughter dream about...kids in immigrant families will recognize the intimacy..."

By Barbara Timberlake Russell and Claire B. Cotts

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My Name Is Yoon

Getting to feel at home in a new country Yoon’s name means Shining Wisdom, and when she writes it in Korean, it looks happy, like dancing figures. But her...

"...Getting to feel at home in a new country Yoon’s name means Shining Wisdom, and when she writes it in Korean, it looks happy, like dancing figures. But.... Getting to feel at home in a new country..."

By Helen Recorvits and Gabi Swiatkowska

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Yoon and the Christmas Mitten

In My Name Is Yoon, Yoon’s parents encouraged her to write her name in English instead of Korean. Now it’s Yoon’s turn to teach her parents about something...

"...and outright non-believers will be charmed as Yoon and her family embrace a new and delightful tradition..."

By Helen Recorvits and Gabi Swiatkowska

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Yoon and the Jade Bracelet

It is Yoon’s birthday and all she wants is a jump rope so she can play with the other girls in the school yard. Instead, Yoon’s mother gives her a Korean...

"...of her figures.” —Kirkus Reviews “This story . . . allows readers to discover aspects of Korean culture..."

By Helen Recorvits and Gabi Swiatkowska

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