Coming to America: The Kids Book about Immigration by David FasslerWhen looking at the cover I doubted this book would be either entertaining or useful for my students. Like they say though Dont judge a book by its cover. Once you open this book the stories and pictures will jump out to you. Having students tell their family stories is inspirational and powerful.
Teaching in an urban setting many students families have immigrated to the United States. When my students read this book they were able to put their own words and pictures onto the page. This book gave myself and my students the necessary tools and inspiration to do our own stories of coming to America.
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11 Children’s Books about Immigrants and Refugees
Like many of you, the recent presidential elections have made me more determined than ever that my kids read immigrant stories and build empathy and love for those from different cultures, experiences, and beliefs. I encourage all of us to seek out these books, request them at bookstores and libraries, and read them together with kids in classrooms and during mealtimes and at bedtime. Have books to add? Additional book lists are included at the end of the post. They soon find out that they may be the only Muslim students there. Maybe if he tells kids his name is Bill, rather than Bilal, then they would leave him alone.
While it may be difficult to help adults shift their perspectives, as parents and educators we can help children become compassionate from a young age. Disclosure: For your convenience, this post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, I may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. You can read my full disclosure policy here. While other children might go fishing with their parents for fun, a young Vietnamese American boy wakes early to help his father fish for food. My 6 year old was totally absorbed by the book.
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Kennedy, A Nation of Immigrants. But what does that mean to 3-, 6-, or year-old? Or the proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States.
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We elevate ourselves for our children, wanting their world to remain most beautiful, most kind. His father gives him a tiny shovel to help tend the garden. Bound for New York as a young man and the promise of a better life, father sends him off with his little shovel and some timeless advice: Work hard, enjoy life, and never forget your family. Michele arrives to New York, takes the name Michael, and works as a baker, using his childhood shovel to measure flour and sugar. For generations, he hands down the same advice from his father, along with the little shovel. This American dream story moves next to his son, his grandson, and finally his great grandson, Dan, the author himself. Dan moves back to New York City, the home of Michele.