Language Learning: Children’s and Young Adult Fiction

Kathy Short, 2020

Picturebooks
Anderson, Caroline (2014). Norman, Speak! Illus. Q. Leng. Groundwood.
Choi, Yangsook (2003). The Name Jar. Dell Dragonfly.
Colato Lainez, René (2005). Playing Lotería/El juego de la lotería. Luna Rising.
Colato Lainez, René (2009). René Has Two Last Names. Illus. F. G. Ramirez. Pinata Books.
Cox, Judy (2010). Carmen Learns English. Illus. A. Dominguez. Holiday House.
Jiménez, Francisco (1998). La Mariposa. Illus. Simon Silva. Houghton Mifflin.
Khalil, Aya (2020). The Arabic Quilt. Illus. A. Semirdzhyan. Tilbury.
Kobald, Irene (2014). My Two Blankets. Illus. F. Blackwood. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Lachtman, Ofelia Dumas (1995). Pepita Talks Twice/Pepita habla dos veces. Illus. S. DeLange. Pinata.
Le, Minh (2018). Drawn Together. Illus. D. Santat. Disney-Hyperion.
Levine, Ellen (1989). I Hate English! Illus. S. Bjorkman. Scholastic.
Macy, Sue (2019). The Book Rescuer: How a Mensch from Massachusetts Saved Yiddish Literature for Generations to Come. Simon and Schuster.
Martinez-Neal, Juana (2018). Alma and How She Got Her Name Candlewick.
Medina, Jane (1999). My Name is Jorge on Both Sides of the River/Me llamo Jorge en ambos lados del rio. Ill. F. Vandenbroeck. Boyds Mills.
Medina, Juana (2016) Juana & Lucas. Candlewick.
Medina, Meg. (2015). Mango, Abuela, and Me. Illus. A. Dominguez. Candlewick.
O’Brien, Anne Sibley (2016). I’m New Here. Charlesbridge.
Pak, Soyung (2001). Dear Juno. Illus. S. Hartung. Puffin.
Recorvits, Helen. (2003). My Name is Yoon. Illus. G. Swiatkowska. Farrar.
Shin, Sun Yung (2015). Cooper’s Lesson/Kupeo Leseun. Illus. K. Cogan. Lee & Low.
Williams, Karen L. (2009). My Name is Sangoel. Illus. C. Stock. Eerdmans.

Novels
Ada, Alma Flor (2011). Dancing Home. Atheneum.
Applegate, Katherine (2009). Home of the Brave. Square Fish.
Arnold, Marie (2021). The Year I Flew Away. Versify.
Cartaya, Pablo (2018). Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish. Viking.
Cervantes, Angela (2019). Lety Out Loud. Scholastic.
Cheng, Andrea (2004). Honeysuckle House. Boyds Mills.
Engle, Margarita (2019). Soaring Earth. Atheneum.
Garcia McCall, Guadalupe (2011). Under the Mesquite. Lee and Low. (YA)
Hesse, Karen (2005). The Music of Dolphins. Scholastic.
Jordan-Fenton, Christy (2011). A Stranger at Home. Illus. L. Amini-Holmes. Annick.
Lai, Thanhha (2019). Butterfly Yellow. HarperCollins. (YA)
Lai, Thanhha (2017). Inside Out & Back Again. HarperCollins.
Lai, Thanhha (2015). Listen, Slowly. HarperCollins.
Lombard, Jenny (2006). Drita, My Homegirl. Putnams.
Na, An. (2001). A Step from Heaven. Speak. (YA)
Park, Linda Sue (2012). When My Name Was Keoko. Sandpiper.
Peacock, Carol (2012). Red Thread Sisters. Viking.
Preus, Margi (2010). Heart of a Samurai. Amulet.
Ryan, Pam Muñoz (2000). Esperanza Rising. Scholastic.
Shea, Pegi Deitz (2003). Tangled Threads: A Hmong Girl’s Story. Clarion.
Son, John (2003). Finding My Hat. Orchard.
Thompson, Holly (2013). The Language Inside. Delacorte. (YA)
Uwiringiyimana, Sandra (2017). How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child. HarperCollins. (YA)
Warga, Jasmine (2019). Other Words for Home. HarperCollins.