Tag Archives: immigration

The Other Side of the River by Alda P. Dobbs

This freshly imagined story of an immigrant girl, taking off from the author’s grandmother’s story, is filled with determination, hard-won joy, as well as hope and humor. Continue reading

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The Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna by Alda P. Dobbs

Moving, high-stakes middle grade historical fiction based on family history and set during Mexico’s civil war. Continue reading

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Life Between Cultures: Red, White and Whole and Amina’s Song

ere are two moving stories from Rajani LaRocca and Hena Khan, both authors I’ve enjoyed in the past, telling stories of middle school life for first-generation Americans, and which hit the spot for me so perfectly it was really hard to put them down. Continue reading

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