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Kid's Books about Immigrants

A collection of children's books that discuss immigrants and immigration. This list contains books for Pre-K to 17, with approximate age recommendations.

35 items

I'm new here

Anne Sibley O'Brien. |

Ages 5-8

Lailah's lunchbox

Reem Faruqi ; illustrations by Lea Lyon. |

Ages 5-8

My Chinatown

by Kam Mak. |

Ages 7-10

Hannah is my name

Belle Yang. |

Ages 5-9

When this world was new

by D.H. Figueredo ; illustrated by Enrique O. Sanchez. |

Ages 5-8

My shoes and I

Renâe Colato Laâinez ; illustrated by Fabricio Vanden Broeck. |

Ages 7-9

A movie in my pillow

poems, Jorge Argueta ; illustrations, Elizabeth Gâomez = Una pelicula en mi almohada / poemas, Jorge Argueta ; ilustraciones, Elizabeth Gâomez. |

7-12

From north to south

story, Renâe Colato Laâinez ; illustrations, Joe Cepeda = Del norte al sur / cuento, Renâe Colato Laâinez ; iIlustraciones, Joe Cepeda. |

Ages 5-8

The quiet place

Sarah Stewart ; pictures by David Small. |

Ages 5-9

My diary from here to there

story, Amada Irma Pâerez ; illustrations, Maya Christina Gonzalez = Mi diario de aquâi hasta allâa / cuento, Amada Irma Pâerez ; ilustraciones, Maya Christina Gonzalez ; [Spanish translator, Consuelo Hernâandez]. |

Ages 7-11

Mama's nightingale

by Edwidge Danticat ; illustrated by Leslie Staub. |

Ages 7-11

A shelter in our car

story by Monica Gunning ; illustrations by Elaine Pedlar. |

Ages 5-8

Dear baobab

written by Cheryl Foggo ; illustrated by Qin Leng. |

Ages 6-9

My two blankets

Irena Kobald & Freya Blackwood. |

Ages 6-9

My name is Sangoel

written by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed ; illustrated by Catherine Stock. |

Ages 6-10

The seeds of friendship

Michael Foreman. |

Ages 4-8

Two white rabbits

written by Jairo Buitrago ; illustrated by Rafael Yockteng ; translated by Elisa Amado. |

Ages 5-8

Enrique's journey

Sonia Nazario. |

Ages 12-17

Outcasts united

Warren St. John. |

Ages 12-17

The arrival

Shaun Tan. |

Ages 12-17

Lowji discovers America

Candace Fleming. |

Ages 9-12

Inside out & back again

Thanhha Lai. |

Ages 9-12

A long walk to water

by Linda Sue Park. |

Ages 9-12

Shooting Kabul

N.H. Senzai. |

Ages 9-12

Here I am

story by Patti Kim ; pictures by Sonia Sâanchez. |

Ages 5-10

One green apple

by Eve Bunting ; illustrated by Ted Lewin. |

Ages 5-9

Pancho Rabbit and the coyote

Duncan Tonatiuh. |

Ages 5-9

All the way to America

Dan Yaccarino. |

Ages 5-9

The keeping quilt

by Patricia Polacco. |

Ages 4-6

A handful of stars

Cynthia Lord. |

Ages 8-12

My grandfather's coat

retold by Jim Aylesworth ; illustrated by Barbara McClintock. |

Ages 4-8

Tea with milk

Allen Say. |

Ages 4-8

My name is Yoon

Helen Recorvits ; pictures by Gabi Swiatkowska. |

Ages 5-8

Grandfather's journey

written and illustrated by Allen Say. |

Ages 9-12

Immigrant girl

by Brett Harvey ; illustrated by Deborah Kogan Ray. |

Ages 7+