Saturday, September 14, 2013

Stories of Immigration

In Inside Out and Back Again, Ha and her family immigrate from Vietnam to Alabama.  Learn more about immigration by visiting Scholastic's Meet Young Immigrants.  You'll hear real stories of real kids who have recently immigrated to the United States. 

You can also check out a few other stories featuring young girls new to America:

Hope in My Heart by Kathryn Lasky

After her family immigrates to America from Italy in 1903, ten-year-old Sofia is quarantined at the Ellis Island Immigration Station, where she makes a good friend but endures nightmarish conditions.

Wild Girl by Patricia Reilly Giff

When twelve-year-old Lidie leaves Brazil to join her father and brother on a horse ranch in New York, she has a hard time adjusting to her changed circumstances, as does a new horse that has come to the ranch.

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