October 13, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
When the Angels Left the Old Country is a fairytale grounded in history, specifically what’s known in American Jewish history as the Great Wave of Immigration.
September 23, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
A great resource to help create personal connections and understanding. Readers who have their own immigration story will likely see their experience and feelings reflected in these pages.
September 17, 2018 by Karen Jensen, MLS
This week I had the opportunity to visit the incredible exhibit, The American Library, by Yinka Shonibare, MBE at the Cleveland Public Library in Cleveland, Ohio. This exhibit was commissioned as part of An American City: Eleven Cultural Exercises by FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art. Dedicated to supporting freedom of speech, blended heritage, […]
June 20, 2018 by Amanda MacGregor
Teen Librarian Toolbox is excited to be partnering with Marie Marquardt for her #ReadForChange project. Hop on over to this post to learn more about the initiative. Today, she and Alan Gratz join us for a conversation about immigrants, refugees, taking action, and his middle grade novel, Refugee. “No one puts their children in a boat unless the water […]
May 27, 2018 by Karen Jensen, MLS
When she was two, The Teen and I were shopping at Sears when Things 2 suddenly disappeared. In a panic, I began running around the store calling for her. Each moment that she was missing the intensity of my panic increased. I ran. I screamed. I shouted. I searched. Soon, recognizing my distress, others joined […]
February 20, 2018 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description From Marie Marquardt, the author of Dream Things True and The Radius of Us, comes a story of two teenagers learning what to hold on to, what to let go of, and that sometimes love gets in the way of our plans. Back when they were still strangers, TJ Carvalho witnessed the only moment in Vivi […]
September 1, 2016 by Karen Jensen, MLS
You can’t escape it if you watch or read the news – everyone is talking about immigration. I grew up in Southern California and now live in Texas, so I have always heard people talking about it. Always. But it’s not something that I have read a lot about in YA literature. It comes up […]
June 2, 2015 by Amanda MacGregor
In Joyride, by Anna Banks, Carly and Arden find themselves falling for each other, against all odds. 16-year-old Carly Vega works the graveyard shift at a local gas station. She turns over all of her earnings to her older brother, Julio, as they work hard to pull together enough money to smuggle their parents and […]
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