Contributed By: Sarah Martin, Youth Services

What is it like to leave your country and come to a new land? Immigration is in the news a lot lately. Check out these children’s books on the subject to help your little ones understand it more clearly.

Two White Rabbits by Jairo Buitrago

A child and her father walk north toward the U.S. border in search of a better life.


Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation by Edwidge Danticat

What happens when a young girl’s mother is sent to an immigration detention center?


We Came to America by Faith Ringgold

The USA is made up of people from many other countries and cultures. This book explores how they have come together to make a great country.


Teacup by Rebecca Young

A boy must leave his country with only a few meager possessions and take a frightening boat ride to a new land.


I’m New Here by Anne Sibley O’Brien

Three children from different countries (Somalia, Guatemala, and Korea) adjust to life in America.