America is My New Home - Books for Kids about Immigrants

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America is My New Home

Books for kids about immigrants, immigration, migrants, refugees, new citizens, and other families from other places.

Picture Books (Best for Ages Five and Up)

  • One Green Apple, by Eve Bunting - a young Muslim immigrant of Arab descent, Farah, speaks no English, but still discovers common ground with her new classmates on a school field trip to pick apples
  • Here I Am, by Patti Kim & Sonia Sanchez - a wordless picture book about one boy's life after immigrating to America
  • My Two Blankets, by Irena Kobald & Freya Blackwood - a little girl must move from her war-torn village to a Westernized city; a blanket and a new friend provide hope
  • I'm New Here, by Anne Sibley O'Brien - three children from other countries (Somalia, Guatemala, and Korea) struggle to adjust to their new home and school in the United States
  • We Came to America, by Faith Ringgold - a celebration of the United States' di?verse immigrant heritage
  • The Quiet Place, by Sarah Stewart & David Small - a little girl moves to the US from Mexico with her family and writes letters to her aunt in Mexico about her new life

Best for Ages 10 and Up