Welcoming Library – A pop up conversation in immigration and belonging. That conversation is driven by a collection of acclaimed picture books featuring New Arrival and New Canadian communities to create a dialogue about immigration, welcoming and belonging.
“Because books change our perception of ourselves and others, they are unexpectedly powerful anti-racist tools.” —Kirsten Cappy, Executive Director I’m Your Neighbour Books
The Welcoming Library is a traveling collection, designed to visit schools, libraries, and community centres in Langley, free of charge. To borrow a Welcoming Library, contact [email protected] and you can display it for a 2 week period at your location.
I’m Your Neighbor Books is a project that highlights the lives of New Arrivals and New Americans through the sharing of children’s literature. By reading and engaging with children’s books, readers of all ages and backgrounds can experience immigration and cultural celebration. Fiction, from picture books to novels, allows readers to see themselves and others in a way that changes the culture of Belonging and Welcoming. ImYourNeighborBooks.org sorts and features children’s books by the culture represented, allowing for schools, libraries, and organizations to best select and share books that represent their neighborhoods and the diversity of the nation.
I’m Your Neighbor Books | [email protected] | 207-613-1619
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