June is Immigrant Heritage Month! To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of some excellent fiction reads that tell immigrant stories. Thanks to our former Adult Services Librarian Cailin for finding these gems before leaving us in May! We also have many immigrant stories on display in the Lobby.
This month is the Lafayette Community Read – our community is reading The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Enriquez. On December 7 we will host a community-wide “book group” where we welcome all to sit down together and explore what the book brings up for us.
But what does immigration mean to our children? Is it part of your own story, your family’s story, or a friend’s story? Are there stories for our children to read that might help them see “immigrants” as people, as friends we haven’t met yet?
Our friends at Brightly have assembled a great list of books to inspire us all to think deeper about our fellow Americans, their stories, and experiences. And this month we have our own display in the children’s area, of books that tell the stories of immigration and immigrants. Our lives are all richer for the different-ness new people bring to our lives – different words, names, smells, tastes, clothing, and ideas. Continue reading 15 Books for Kids About the Immigrant Experience in America