Thanksgiving – it’s for giving thanks, having gratitude for who we are, and the life we have. If and when we forget, there are always books to remind us.
So check out what we’ve found! Continue reading 16 Books That Show Kids What It Means to Be Thankful
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