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511992
American as paneer pie by Kelkar, Supriya 

Paperback(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2021)

BTSB #: 511992 Available

Dewey: FAges: 9-12   
Lexile: 840 F&P: U

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Immigrants - Fiction East Indian Americans - Fiction Prejudices - Fiction Bullies - Fiction Self-confidence - Fiction Hate crimes - Fiction Middle schools - Fiction School stories


Summary: When a racist incident rocks her small Michigan town, eleven-year-old Lekha must decide whether to speak up or stay silent, even as she struggles to navigate her life at home, where she can be herself, and at school, where she is teased about her culture.


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511997
American as paneer pie by Kelkar, Supriya 

BTSB Prebound(Aladdin, 2020)

BTSB #: 511997 Available

Dewey: FAges: 9-12   
AR: 5.4 MG Lexile: 840 F&P: U

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Immigrants - Fiction East Indian Americans - Fiction Prejudices - Fiction Bullies - Fiction Self-confidence - Fiction Hate crimes - Fiction Middle schools - Fiction School stories


Summary: When a racist incident rocks her small Michigan town, eleven-year-old Lekha must decide whether to speak up or stay silent, even as she struggles to navigate her life at home, where she can be herself, and at school, where she is teased about her culture.


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463358
Bandit's tale : the muddled misadventures of a pickpocket by Hopkinson, Deborah 

BTSB Prebound(Knopf, 2016)

BTSB #: 463358 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.1 MG RC: 4.5 6-8 Lexile: 740 F&P: W

Genres: Historical Fiction


Subjects: Conduct of life - Fiction Child labor - Fiction Child abuse - Fiction Immigrants - Fiction Italians - New York (State) - New York - Fiction Animals - Treatment - Fiction New York (N.Y.) - History|y19th century - Fiction


Summary: In March of 1887, Rocco, an eleven-year-old from an Italian village, arrives in New York City where he is forced to live in squalor and beg for money as a street musician, but he finds the city's cruelty to children and animals intolerable and sets out to make things better, whatever the cost to himself.


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281856
Barefoot dreams of Petra Luna by Dobbs, Alda P. 

Paperback(Sourcebooks Young Readers, 2022)

BTSB #: 281856 Temp OS

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.8 MG Lexile: 730

Genres: Historical Fiction Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Family life - Mexico - Fiction Immigrants - Fiction Mexico - History|y1910-1920, Revolution - Fiction Mexican-American Border Region - Fiction


Summary: A tale of one family's perilous journey to cross the U.S. border during the Mexican Revolution that is every bit as relevant and heartbreaking today.


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281873
Barefoot dreams of Petra Luna by Dobbs, Alda P. 

BTSB Prebound(Sourcebooks Young Readers, 2021)

BTSB #: 281873 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.8 MG Lexile: 730

Genres: Historical Fiction Family Life Multicultural


Subjects: Family life - Mexico - Fiction Immigrants - Fiction Mexico - History|y1910-1920, Revolution - Fiction Mexican-American Border Region - Fiction


Summary: A tale of one family's perilous journey to cross the U.S. border during the Mexican Revolution that is every bit as relevant and heartbreaking today.


225925
Big dreams, small fish by Cohen, Paula 

BTSB Prebound(Levine Querido, 2022)

BTSB #: 225925 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   


Genres: Family Life Multicultural


Subjects: Immigrants - Fiction Family-owned business enterprises - Fiction Jews - Fiction


Summary: When the opportunity arises, Shirley, the daughter of immigrants who live above their corner grocery store, turns some overlooked gefilte fish into a marketing strategy that changes the flavor of the neighborhood.


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463347
Butterflies belong here : a story of one idea, thirty kids, and a world of butterflies by Hopkinson, Deborah 

BTSB Prebound(Chronicle Books, 2020)

BTSB #: 463347 Available

Dewey: EAges: 5-8   
Lexile: 780 F&P: N

Genres: Animals


Subjects: Monarch butterflies - Fiction Butterfly gardens - Fiction Butterflies - Fiction Immigrants - Fiction Self-confidence - Fiction


Summary: An immigrant girl explains how she learned English by reading about Monarch butterflies, and how, troubled by their decline, she got her classmates and neighbors together to build a butterfly garden.


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102011
Cartas de Cuba by Behar, Ruth 

BTSB PreboundSPANISH(Vintage Espanol, 2021)

BTSB #: 102011 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   


Genres: Spanish Language Historical Fiction


Subjects: Refugees - Fiction Immigrants - Fiction Jews - Cuba - Fiction Dressmaking - Fiction Letters - Fiction Spanish language - Reading materials Cuba - History|y1933-1959 - Fiction


Summary: In 1938, eleven-year-old Esther joins her father in tropical, multicultural Cuba, where they toil together to rescue the rest of their Jewish family from persecution in Poland. Includes notes about the author's grandmother, on whom the story is based. In Spanish.


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102014
Cartas de Cuba by Behar, Ruth 

PaperbackSPANISH(Vintage Espanol, 2021)

BTSB #: 102014 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   


Genres: Spanish Language Historical Fiction


Subjects: Refugees - Fiction Immigrants - Fiction Jews - Cuba - Fiction Dressmaking - Fiction Letters - Fiction Spanish language - Reading materials Cuba - History|y1933-1959 - Fiction


Summary: In 1938, eleven-year-old Esther joins her father in tropical, multicultural Cuba, where they toil together to rescue the rest of their Jewish family from persecution in Poland. Includes notes about the author's grandmother, on whom the story is based. In Spanish.


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276578
Crossroads by Diaz, Alexandra 

Paperback(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2019)

BTSB #: 276578 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
RC: 5.4 6-8 Lexile: 820

Subjects: Unauthorized immigrants - Fiction Immigrants - Fiction Homesickness - Fiction School stories Brothers - Fiction Cousins - Fiction Refugees - Fiction Guatemalan Americans - Fiction


Summary: Jaime, twelve, and Angela, fifteen, discover what it means to be living as undocumented immigrants in the United States, while news from home gets increasingly worse.


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276581
Crossroads by Diaz, Alexandra 

BTSB Prebound(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2018)

BTSB #: 276581 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
RC: 5.4 6-8 Lexile: 820

Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Unauthorized immigrants - Fiction Immigrants - Fiction Homesickness - Fiction School stories Brothers - Fiction Cousins - Fiction Refugees - Fiction Guatemalan Americans - Fiction


Summary: Jaime, twelve, and Angela, fifteen, discover what it means to be living as undocumented immigrants in the United States, while news from home gets increasingly worse.


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333280
Galaxy of sea stars by Ferruolo, Jeanne Zulick 

Paperback(Square Fish/Farrar Straus Giroux, 2021)

BTSB #: 333280 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 650

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Best friends - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Middle schools - Fiction School stories Muslims - Fiction Afghans - United States - Fiction Immigrants - Fiction Family problems - Fiction


Summary: Izzy struggles with her parents' separation, starting middle school, and more, but especially the effect her friendship with her Muslim neighbor, Sitara, has on her best friends, Zelda and Piper.


7.37 *

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333282
Galaxy of sea stars by Ferruolo, Jeanne Zulick 

BTSB Prebound(Farrar Straus Giroux, 2020)

BTSB #: 333282 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 650

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Best friends - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Middle schools - Fiction School stories Muslims - Fiction Afghans - United States - Fiction Immigrants - Fiction Family problems - Fiction


Summary: Izzy struggles with her parents' separation, starting middle school, and more, but especially the effect her friendship with her Muslim neighbor, Sitara, has on her best friends, Zelda and Piper.


21.38 *

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322856
Good braider by Farish, Terry 

Paperback(Skyscrape, 2014)

BTSB #: 322856 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   


Subjects: Refugees - Fiction Immigrants - Fiction Sudanese Americans - Fiction Mother-daughter relationship - Fiction Sudan - History|y1983-2005, Civil War - Fiction Portland (Me.) - Fiction


Summary: In spare free verse laced with unforgettable images, Viola's strikingly original voice sings out the story of her family's journey from war-torn Sudan, to Cairo, and finally to Portland, Maine. Here, in the sometimes too close embrace of the local Southern Sudanese Community, she dreams of South Sudan while she tries to navigate the strange world of America-a world where a girl can wear a short skirt, get a tattoo, or even date a boy.


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064961
Home of the brave by Applegate, Katherine 

Paperback(Feiwel and Friends, 2008)

BTSB #: 064961 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 3.5 MG RC: 4.3 6-8 Lexile: NP F&P: W

Subjects: Immigrants - Fiction African Americans - Fiction School stories Cows - Fiction Minneapolis (Minn.) - Fiction


Summary: Kek, an African refugee, is confronted by many strange things in Minneapolis and longs for his missing mother, but finds comfort in the company of a cow and her owner.


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123587
I dream of popo by Blackburne, Livia 

BTSB Prebound(Roaring Brook Press, 2021)

BTSB #: 123587 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   
AR: 2.9 LG Lexile: 510 AD

Genres: Family Life Multicultural


Subjects: Grandparent-grandchild relationship - Fiction Taiwanese - Fiction Immigrants - Fiction


Summary: Follows a young girl as she and her family emigrate from Taiwan to San Diego, leaving behind the narrator's maternal grandmother, Popo.


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348678
I'm an immigrant too! by Fox, Mem 

BTSB Prebound(Beach Lane Books, 2018)

BTSB #: 348678 Available

Dewey: EAges: 2-8   
Lexile: 570

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Stories in rhyme Immigrants - Fiction Multiculturalism - Fiction Australia - Fiction


Summary: Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal how all of our lives are enriched by the vibrant cultural diversity immigrants bring to their new communities.


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388562
Idriss and his marble by Gouichoux, Rene 

BTSB Prebound(StarBerry, 2019)

BTSB #: 388562 Available

Dewey: EAges: 5-8   
F&P: P

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Immigration and emigration - Fiction Immigrants - Fiction Refugees - Fiction War - Fiction Marbles (Game) - Fiction Africa - Fiction


Summary: When war threatens their home, Idriss and his mother must flee. Will his marble's luck help them avoid capture and bring them to the safety of a new world?


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198816
Isla to island by Castellanos, Alexis 

Paperback(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2022)

BTSB #: 198816 Available

Dewey: 741.5/NAges: 10-14   
F&P: Y

Subjects: Graphic novels Stories without words Immigrants - Fiction Bildungsromans Cubans - Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction


Summary: A wordless graphic novel in which twelve-year-old Marisol must adapt to a new life in 1960s Brooklyn after her parents send her to the United States from Cuba to keep her safe during Castro's regime.


198817
Isla to island by Castellanos, Alexis 

BTSB Prebound(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2022)

BTSB #: 198817 Available

Dewey: 741.5/NAges: 8-12   
F&P: Y

Subjects: Graphic novels Stories without words Immigrants - Fiction Bildungsromans Cubans - Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction


Summary: A wordless graphic novel in which twelve-year-old Marisol must adapt to a new life in 1960s Brooklyn after her parents send her to the United States from Cuba to keep her safe during Castro's regime.


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