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Maine’s New Arrivals Featured in 7 Books

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in I'm Your Neighbor News | Comments Off on Maine’s New Arrivals Featured in 7 Books

Maine’s New Arrivals Featured in 7 Books

Maine authors, illustrators, and publishers have opened their notebooks, sketchbooks, and curiosity to the arrival of “new neighbors.”  Seven books have been released in the past few years depicting the growing cultural diversity of “the whitest state in the nation” through the arrival of students, business people, refugees, and secondary migrants from all over the world. Seven children’s books (fiction and non-fiction) voice the arrival and everyday stories of people from Cambodia, Sudan, Somalia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosova, Ghana, India, Syria,...

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The Good Braider Celebrated in Portland, Maine

Posted by on Nov 1, 2012 in African (East), Ages 14 and up, Events & Programs, Sudan, Sudanese American, Theme: Building Futures, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Survival, Theme: Trauma | Comments Off on The Good Braider Celebrated in Portland, Maine

The Good Braider Celebrated in Portland, Maine

You are Invited to a Celebration for: THE GOOD BRAIDER A Novel by Terry Farish Set in Portland’s Sudanese Community Thursday, 11/8/12 @ 7:00 PM 7th Floor, Glickman Library University of Southern Maine Portland, Maine Free of Charge Info: Curious City, 207-420-1126 ABOUT THE BOOK “A masterful triumph of character and story.” -Naomi Shihab Nye In spare free verse laced with unforgettable images, Viola’s strikingly original voice sings out the story of her family’s journey from war-torn Sudan, to Cairo, and finally to Portland, Maine. Here, in the sometimes too...

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Sikh American YA Novel

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012 in Indian American, Sikh American, Theme: Religious Faith | Comments Off on Sikh American YA Novel

Sikh American YA Novel

In respect to the victims of the tragedy in Wisconsin and in the fight to curb the ignorance and prejudice that caused it, we encourage you to purchase a copy of  the Sikh American young adult novel, Shine, Coconut Moon for your public or school library.  Neesha Meminger’s book about a teen girl exploring her Sikh heritage introduces the reader to some of the basics of the Sikh culture and faith. We also recommend the series of Teaching Tolerance resources mentioned in the article, We Honor Sikhs by Learning About...

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Muktar and the Camels

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012 in African (East), Ages 04 and up, Somalia, Theme: Cultural Traditions, Theme: Education, Theme: Family Death | Comments Off on Muktar and the Camels

Muktar and the Camels

Muktar and the Camels By Janet Graber Illustrated by Scott Mack Published by Henry Holt and Co. “It presents what for many North American readers might have been a distant, exotic, and pitiable world as a place in which young school children like themselves discover what they like and can do well, and dream of developing those qualities for the future.” —Lidwien Kapteijns,  African Access Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N Description Muktar lives in an orphanage on the border of Kenya and Somalia. He daydreams about his old life with his family and especially tending...

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“I’m Your Neighbor” Supported by Wheaton College Intern Program

Posted by on May 28, 2012 in I'm Your Neighbor News | Comments Off on “I’m Your Neighbor” Supported by Wheaton College Intern Program

“I’m Your Neighbor” Supported by Wheaton College Intern Program

Delanie “Lanie” Honda, an English Major at Wheaton College in Norton, MA, will join the I’m Your Neighbor project as a summer intern.  Selected by Wheaton as a Merit Scholar, Lanie’s contribution to this project is fully supported by the college. Lanie, who hopes to pursue a career in publishing, has already served the written word in her community as a certified braille transcriber and as the writer of short biographies about local war veterans from the Civil War to Vietnam while working for the Carver County Historical Society in Waconia, MN. The president of...

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