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I'm New Here I'm New Here / Anne Sibley O'Brien
Three children from other countries (Somalia, Guatemala, and Korea) struggle to adjust to their new home and school in the United States. (Marian 3/17)

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Pancho Rabbit and the coyote : a migrant's tale Pancho Rabbit and the coyote : a migrant's tale / Duncan Tonatiuh
When Papa Rabbit does not return home as expected from many seasons of working in the great carrot and lettuce fields of El Norte, his son Pancho sets out on a dangerous trek to find him, guided by a coyote. Includes author's note.

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Somos como las nubes / We Are Like the Clouds Somos como las nubes / We Are Like the Clouds / Jorge Argueta
Why are young people leaving their country to walk to the United States to seek a new, safe home? Over 100,000 such children have left Central America. This book of poetry helps us to understand why and what it is like to be them.

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Their great gift : courage, sacrifice, and hope in a new land Their great gift : courage, sacrifice, and hope in a new land / John Coy
Explores the experience of immigrants who came to America in the twenty-first century, celebrating the diversity of the country and hope for the future.

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This Land Is Our Land This Land Is Our Land / Linda Barrett Osborne
Explores the way government policy and popular responses to immigrant groups have evolved throughout U.S. history, from 1800 to today.

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Two White Rabbits Two White Rabbits / Jairo Buitrago
A little girl counts the things she sees as she and her father travel, sometimes on foot, sometimes on top of a train, and sometimes in other ways, stop while her father earns more money for the trip, and avoid soldiers and other dangers.

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We Came to America We Came to America / Faith Ringgold
Celebrates United States immigration and the country's diverse immigrant heritage. (Marian 3/17)
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