Children’s Books About the Immigration Experience

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Inspired by Duncan Tonatiuh’s TED Talk (that we shared yesterday), we decided that now would be a great time to share some of our favorite children’s books that put the immigration experience into a form that kids can truly understand. The titles below focus on children and families and the hardships and adventure that come with moving to a new country, a new culture, and a new language. But these books are not just for children born and raised here in the United States. They are also to give immigrant children a chance to see their stories in print and know that there are many other children who have experienced a similar situation.

If you are looking for great children’s literature on immigration, consider the following titles. All the links are to our affiliate Amazon stores.

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote
by Duncan Tonatiuh

My Shoes and I
by René Colato Laínez

My Diary from Here to There
by Amada Irma Pérez

A Movie in My Pillow
by Jorge Argueta

Dancing Home
by Alma Flor Ada and Gabriel M. Zubizarreta

Under the Mesquite
by Guadalupe García McCall


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