ALA Annual 2015

I’m Your Neighbor #alaac15

I spent the first part of my morning at the session New Immigrants, New Approaches: Serving Your Communities Deep Diversity with Programming and Aquisitions and it was a great way to start the day!  One of the best parts for me was learning about the resource I’m Your Neighbor which is a database of children’s books about the experience of new arrivals.  I’m really excited to find more books on this topic to share with my community: books that reflect the experiences of some of our children and introduce some of our children to new experiences. Especially, because I just heard Anne Sibley O’Brien discuss research that actually demonstrates how sharing books about different cultures can positively impact how cultural groups feel about each other.  (This is something that we all feel, but it’s always so inspiring to see the research!)

 

 

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