We are so excited to present our #ReadYourWorld Book Jam 2019 in conjunction with Children’s Book Council! This year we have 10 amazing authors with unique book lists to share. Each author is also doing a book giveaway!
Please welcome Mariana Llanos with her list of Eight Essential Children’s Books to Build Empathy About Immigration. We are giving away 10 copies of her book, Luca’s Bridge/El puente de Luca. To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter at the bottom.
Why do people emigrate? This is a question that doesn’t get asked and answered quite enough. Nevertheless, in the current climate people are quick to judge those who chose to leave their homes behind. I’m an immigrant, and as such, I am proud to represent all those millions of people who work tirelessly to build a better future for themselves and their families.
I’m thankful for this opportunity to share some of the books I consider essential to fight prejudice and intolerance. I came across most of these titles when I was researching for my new book Luca’s Bridge/El Puente de Luca (Penny Candy Books, 2019). These books are all wonderful in their own right, but together they make a powerful statement of empathy: build bridges of words, tear the walls of ignorance.