New Immigrant Stories – Newsletter from Terry

terryfarish_home2New Immigrant Stories 2016.

Kudos to the illustrators I’ve worked with on my 2016 picture books.  Ken Daley illustrated Joseph’s Big Ride. Kirkus wrote about the book, “A young refugee’s dream of riding a bicycle comes true at last when he arrives in America….A joyful, upbeat tale that takes a positive perspective on an immigrant child’s first encounters.” Ken’s vibrant art is joyful.

Luis Paints the World was inspired after seeing murals created in alleyways in Lawrence, Luis Paints jpgMassachusetts. Illustrator Oliver Dominguez painted the world on Luis’s alleyway as it had to be, “lush” and “dynamic” a reviewer said.

For more on these books and all my immigrant stories,  here’s my Newsletter, New Immigrant Stories 2016.



Joseph’s Big Ride in Three Languages at Broken Ground School

Joseph’s Big Ride got a magnificent launch at Concord, New Hampshire’s Broken Ground School with students from many refugee families.  I came for Family Night. Everybody  got ice cream sundaes, then came and listened to the story in the gym. Families were from all parts of the world and many families were from Rwanda and Bhutan. So the best part of sharing a story written only  in English is that I read with two colleagues, one from Bhutan, one from Rwanda. And we read in  THREE languages! English, Nepali, and Kinyarwanda. Magic! And a talented teacher painted Joseph and Whoosh from the story on the gym door!Luis LaunchBrokenGround Broken Ground with drawing Drawing Joseph Broken Ground Joseph Readers BrokenGround Broken Ground with Fiona, Terry, and moreHere are some photos: