Posts Categorized: I’m Your Neighbor, A Children’s Literature Immigration Project

  • OD Sings the South Sudanese Diaspora

    OD Bonny  has just released his newest album, Apwoyo – Thank you.  It is full of fire – an Acholi-English rap.  Here it is:

  • I’m Your Neighbor Portland

    Curious City is launching an  “I’m Your Neighbor” Book Club  in Portland, Maine this summer at the Portland Public Library with support from the Maine Humanities Council. This is a city-wide summer reading series featuring nine books about new immigrants in Maine, including The Good Braider.  Even if you’re not in Maine, we invite you to join in…


  • OD Bonny Writes “A Girl From Juba”

    South Sudanese American rapper OD Bonny opened our launch event for The Good Braider on a blustery night in Maine. Then he stunned us with a new song he has written to tell the story of Viola,  the heroine of the novel.  OD is still working on the song and is creating a book trailer…


  • International Reading Association Conference – April 30, 2012

    Anne Sibley O’Brien’s book about a family from Cambodia was just published by Charlesbridge. Annie, Kirsten Cappy, and I are presenting a symposium at the International Reading Association Conference in April. Our topic – New Neighbors: Using Children’s and YA Books as a Bridge Between Cultures. I have spent hours journeying through Annie’s blog: Coloring…