In connection with the 2016 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Title, The Book of Unknown Americans, here are titles for young readers that focus on themes of immigration and Latino Americans.
Family pictures View in catalog
The author describes, in bilingual text and illustrations, her experiences growing up in a Hispanic community in Texas.
The color of home View in catalog
Hassan, newly-arrived in the United States and feeling homesick, paints a picture at school that shows his old home in Somalia as well as the reason his family had to leave.
Here I am View in catalog
Tells the story in pictures of a family newly immigrated to the United States and the challenges of starting a life in a new place.
My two blankets View in catalog
A homesick little girl who has recently moved to an unfamiliar country comforts herself by clinging to an old blanket, but when she meets a new friend, the relationship helps her take her first steps into a new culture.
My name is Bilal View in catalog
When Bilal and his sister transfer to a school where they are the only Muslims, they must learn how to fit in while staying true to their beliefs and heritage.
I'm new here View in catalog
Three children from other countries (Somalia, Guatemala, and Korea) struggle to adjust to their new home and school in the United States.
My name is Yoon View in catalog
Disliking her name as written in English, Korean-born Yoon, or "shining wisdom," refers to herself as "cat," "bird," and "cupcake," as a way to feel more comfortable in her new school and new country.