Written in verse. A young girl and her mother leave Syria to livewith relatives in Cincinatti. This is a story of being displaced because of war, displacement, culture change, fitting in, family, and resiliance. 2020 Newbery Honor Book.
The Day You Begin, Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by Rafael Lopez
A Picture Book that celebrates our differences, being brave when we feel different, and sharing our stories with others. Beautiful illustrations.
The Proudest Blue, A Story of Hijab and Family, Ibtihaj Muhammad.
Written by an American Muslim Olympic Medalist and Social Justice Activist, this picture book explores the strength of two sisters as they navigate the first day of school when one sister wears her Hijab and everyone is not kind.
Other Words for Home, Jasmine Warga.
A beautiful story written in verse about a girl who leaves war torn Syria, moves to America and the struggle to fit in.