We are a nation of immigrants. And they have stories to tell. Today, we invite you to listen to stories from authors and illustrators who are creating work that shares the immigrant experience and what it means to leave your home in search of a better life.
- Kelly Yang, author of Front Desk
- Edwidge Danticat, author of Untwine
- Alan Gratz, author of Refugee
- Sayantani DasGupta, author of The Serpent's Secret
- Rashin Kheiriyeh, author of Saffron Ice Cream
- Carmen Agra Deedy, author of The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!
- See the note from Kelly Yang's teacher about promoting her to second grade
- See a photo of the dress Carmen Agra Deedy wore when her family left Cuba
- Listen to Edwidge Danticat on the Scholastic Reads, podcast episode #18: "Edwidge Danticat: Beating the Darkness"
- Listen to Alan Gratz on the Scholastic Reads podcast, episode #42: "Telling the Stories of Refugees"
- Listen to Sayantani DasGupta on the Scholastic Reads podcast, episode #58: "Sayantani DasGupta and The Serpent's Secret"
- Listen to Carmen Agra Deedy on the Scholastic Reads podcast, episode #32: "The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet: Giving Children a Voice"
- Music composed by Lucas Elliot Eberl
- Sound mix and editing by Daniel Jordan and Chris Johnson
- Produced by Emily Morrow