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- Nelson Mandela

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The 10 Best Children’s Books That Celebrate Immigration

If it’s true that reading fiction can enhance empathy, it seems worth the effort to seek out the most heartfelt, bold and imaginative selections related to the American immigrant experience. We elevate ourselves for our children, wanting their world to remain most beautiful, most kind. And without the complicated rationalizations of adulthood, children’s literature has a way of striking at what is universal. Italian, Jewish, Korean, Japanese, and Syrian immigrants in these stories embrace the same Hero’s Journey of departure from an old land, journey to a new land, and the hope and promise of a new life mixed with the inevitable nostalgia for one’s homeland.