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Who Belongs Here? An American Story


Knight, Mary Burns


Gardiner, ME: Tilbury House Publishers

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

1993, 36 pages

Description of Resource

This children's book is about Nary, a young boy fleeing war-torn Cambodia for the safety of the United States. To some of his new classmates, however, he is a "chink" who should go back where he belongs. But what if everyone whose family came from another place was forced to return to his or her homeland? Who would be left? This story teaches compassion for recent immigrants while sharing the history of immigration in America and some of the important contributions made by past immigrants. The book includes a teacher’s guide that offers dozens of imaginative ideas for exploring immigration, refugees, and other topics related to diversity. Ages 8 and up. (Description from source)


English, Spanish


This resource may be free from your local library or purchased from the publisher.