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Young Immigrant Stories for Kids

Posted about 10 days ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting, Culture and Diversity, eBooks and Audiobooks and Education | Tagged with books for children, books for kids, emigration, experiences, families, friendship, humanity, identity, immigrants, immigration, Inspiring Stories, perseverance, picture books, refugees, stories for children and survival

In celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month, we put together a list of vibrant picture books filled with heartfelt and inspiring stories told from the perspective of young immigrants and refugees.

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Fantastic Books for Kids by African American Authors

Posted 4 months ago by Patti L

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, Culture and Diversity and eBooks and Audiobooks | Tagged with African American History Month, African Americans, Black History Month, determination, discrimination, diversity , family, friendship, identity, inspiration, perseverance, picture books, school and stories for children

In celebration of Black History Month, we compiled a list of picture books to read with your child by noted African American authors. Some inspire young minds, some are just for fun, and all are perfect for enjoying together.

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Inspiring Picture Books About Inventors, Scientists and Perseverance

Posted 8 months ago by Cindy V

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, History and Politics, Movies and Music and Nonfiction | Tagged with architects, astronomers, biographies, Children's Stories, computer programmers, computers, curiosity, emotions, entomologists, exploration, family, friendship, frustration, girls, humorous stories, inspiration, inventions, inventors, mathematicians, perseverance, picture books, role models, science, scientists, stories in rhyme and women

Stories featuring characters with spunk, engineers, inventors, scientists, architects, doctors, computer programmers and the incredible power of persistence.

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Picture Books Featuring Feisty, Self-Confident Heroines

Posted 9 months ago by Patti L

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting and eBooks and Audiobooks | Tagged with animals - fiction, early literacy, etiquette, feisty, friendship, heroines, humorous books for kids, identity, perseverance, picture books, reading, reading recommendations, ready to read, school, self-confidence, self-esteem, stories and words

Stories featuring fun stories and spunky heroines.

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The Immigrant and Refugee Experience in America

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Fiction, History and Politics, Movies and Music and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with books for children, books for kids, culture, emigration, experiences, families, identity, immigrants, immigration, perseverance, picture books, refugees, stories and young adult books

A selection of books and resources exploring the immigrant and refugee experience in America.

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We Shall Overcome: Great True Stories of Overcoming Hardship

Posted over 2 years ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Health and Wellness, History and Politics and Movies and Music | Tagged with bravery, civil rights, grit, guts, oppression, overcoming odds, perseverance, poverty, refugees, rising up, strength, struggle, survival and World War II

Tough times call for inspiring stories of people overcoming long odds or bad situations – take a look and be amazed.

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