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Author:
Heidi Smith Hyde
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A Jewish immigrant who is saving money to bring his wife and children to join him in American creates ornate horses for a carousel on coney island; one for each member of his family.
Author:
Belle Yang
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A young Chinese girl and her parents immigrate to the United States and try their best to assimilate into their San Francisco neighborhood while anxiously awaiting the arrival of their green cards.
Author:
Janet Shaw
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A springtime story with insights into life on the frontier in 1854 (from the American Girls Collection).
Author:
Marjorie Agosin
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Celeste Marconi is a dreamer. She lives peacefully among friends and neighbors and family in the idyllic town of Valparaiso, Chile—until one day when warships are spotted in the harbor and schoolmates start disappearing from class without a word. Celeste doesn’t quite know what is happening, but
Author:
Veronica Lawlor
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
In their own words, coupled with hand-painted collage illustrations, immigrants recall their arrival in the United States. Includes brief biographies and facts about the Ellis Island Oral History Project.
Author:
Garza Lomas Carmen
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Author and artist Carmen Lomas Garza takes readers to her hometown of Kingsville, Texas, near the Mexican border. Through vibrant paintings and warm personal stories, she brings to life memories of growing up in a traditional Mexican American community.
Author:
Arthur Dorros
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
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A little girl and her grandmother take a flying journey to visit the Caribbean island where the grandmother grew up.
Author:
Sandra Guzzo
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Miguel learns the art of carving from his elderly neighbor.
Author:
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Miss Bridie emigrates to America in 1856 and chooses to bring a shovel, which proves to be a useful tool throughout her life.
Author:
Alma Flor Ada
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Maria Isabel rejects the decision to be called "Mary" at school. This story combines the struggle of a Puerto Rican family's efforts to improve their life with a shared sense of pride in their heritage.
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