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Best Picture Books of 2020 About Refugees and Immigration

  • CHILDREN'S

    MEXIQUE

    OCT. 27, 2020

CHILDREN'S

MEXIQUE

by María José Ferrada ; illustrated by Ana Penyas ; translated by Elisa Amado

Specific yet universal in its narration, this makes the refugee experience accessible to young readers. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE PAPER BOAT

    SEPT. 15, 2020

CHILDREN'S

THE PAPER BOAT

by Thao Lam ; illustrated by Thao Lam

A timely, resonant, exceptional model of visual storytelling; the ironic title is a seaworthy companion to “a wing and a... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    DESERT GIRL, MONSOON BOY

    MAY 12, 2020

CHILDREN'S

DESERT GIRL, MONSOON BOY

by Tara Dairman ; illustrated by Archana Sreenivasan

A beautiful and important book about climate change featuring those who are most affected by it. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    STORY BOAT

    FEB. 4, 2020

CHILDREN'S

STORY BOAT

by Kyo Maclear ; illustrated by Rashin Kheiriyeh

A timely and uplifting book about and for refugees. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE SUITCASE

    SEPT. 29, 2020

  • CHILDREN'S

    SALMA THE SYRIAN CHEF

    MARCH 10, 2020

CHILDREN'S

SALMA THE SYRIAN CHEF

by Danny Ramadan ; illustrated by Anna Bron

This beautiful story grasps diversity, exploring resilience, love, friendship, and the meaning of home. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    SUGAR IN MILK

    OCT. 6, 2020

CHILDREN'S

SUGAR IN MILK

by Thrity Umrigar ; illustrated by Khoa Le

An engaging, beautiful, and memorable book. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    MIGRANTS

    OCT. 6, 2020

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