By Verla Kay, Illustrated by Dan Andreasen ( G. P Putnam’s sons-2001 )
Thomas, Edward, Mary Jane, and their parents leave crowded, dirty London behind for good. Groan with them through the long, miserable trip and cheer their first wobbly steps in the New World. This book let children of today experience the difficulties of ocean voyages of the 1600s, and transport them to a momentous period in America’s past.
Thomas, Edward, Mary Janeは両親と共に、混みあい汚れたロンドンを後にした。長い過酷な航海を経て、新世界におぼつかない一歩を踏み出した。この絵本は、現代の子ども達に、１６世紀の海洋航海の過酷さを語り、アメリカの歴史の忘れられない時代に導いてくれる。
By Mina Javaherbin, Illustrated by Lindsey Yankey ( Candlewick Press – 2019 )
“When I was growing up in Iran, my grandma lived with us, I followed her everywhere.” Her grandmother’s friendship with her friend, Annette’s grandmother is beyond their difference faith. With following the memories of her beloved grandmother, this book is to celebrate all grandmothers as telling how they are kind, generous, and full of love.
By Matt Faulkner ( Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers – 2008 )
When Abbey comes back from town with tale of a fountain bubbling forth with “colored” water, Lulu and Jelly want to go see it for themselves. It’s the early 1960’s and colored water isn’t the fruit-flavored. Technicolor wonder that Lulu and Jelly are expecting. And having a drink doesn’t come without a price. This is a story that the naïve and whimsical imagination of a child is confounded by the reality of intolerance. >>> The history of this story’s background is found on the last page. >>>> Related resource: White Water.
When Rosemary Wells was about ten years old, she heard a story about a rocking chair. It had been carved by her great-great-grandfather, Sam, more than a hundred years before. Sam had left his home in Germany and gone to America where he found work as a carpenter in a small family shop. When that family welcomed a son, Sam made a beautiful wooden chair for mother and child to rock in. He carved the German word ” Willkommen”, meaning “Welcome” in the chair. The chair’s real story inspired the author to create a wonderful historical book about the diversity immigrants in America. In this book, as following the real story, a treasured wooden chair is passed down from family to family with each new owner carving the word “Welcome” in a new language. >>> Rosemary Wells’s books in SHI collection, and Jerry Pinkney′s books in SHI collection.
著者のRosemary Wellsが10歳のころに、彼女はロッキングチェアの話を聞いた。それは、彼女の高祖父サムが百年以上も前に製作したものであった。サムは故郷のあるドイツを離れるとアメリカへ移り、小さな店の大工としての職を見つけた。サムに初めての子どもが生まれた時、母と子の為に美しい木製のロッキングチェアを作り、椅子の背に”ようこそ！”とドイツ語で彫った。この椅子の実話が著者に、アメリカにおける多様なる移民たちの歴史を語る本の創作に意欲を与えた。この絵本では実話に継続して、大事な木製の椅子が様々な家族に受け継がれ、所有者が変わる度に新しい言語の”ようこそ！”が椅子に彫られ増えていく。＞＞＞SHIコレクションにあるRosemary Wellsの作品と Jerry Pinkneyの作品。
America, do you love me? Do you love my black? Do you love my brown? Do you love my pride? With a bold, poetic text and rich, extraordinary oil paintings, acclaimed author-artist Daria Peoples-Riley asks readers to timely – and timeless – questions. >>> Author’s Note is on the last pages.
By Margarita Engle, Illustrated by Raúl Colón (Simon & Schuster books for Young Readers – 2021 )
For many years people have arrived on the shores of a country called America from all corners of the world all under the light of Lady Liberty’s radiant flame. Coming with hopes, dreams, and determination, generations of immigrants have made their new country diverse, vivid, and welcoming. With inspiring words are interpreted by glorious artwork, this book is to celebrate the diversity background of families ho built America. >>> In the Author’s note telling about Indigenous people and African American who were not immigrants.
By Mo Willems, Illustrated by Amber Ren (Hyperion Books for Children-2019）
A series of events, some seemingly very significant, lead to a young girl attending a life-changing concert. This book presents the power of music which is connected inter-generation and all human beings.
By Thomas Peacock, Illustrated by Annette S. Lee ( Minnesota Historical Society Press-2019 )
Two young Ojibwe brothers, Niigaanii and Bineshiinh, look to the stars and spin stories, some inspired by Uncle and some of their own making, as they remember their grandmother. With bold and beautiful artwork and thoughtful words, readers are guided to spiritual and timeless space of Ojibwe’s world.>>> On the last page, the glossary of Ojibwe language is found.
By Kelly DiPucchio, Illustrated by Richard Egielski (Hyperion books for children – 2004)
Lady Liberty has welcomed immigrants to New York for more than one hundred years – but she’s never traveled beyond her island. She’s curious to see the country that has become home to the millions who have passed her torch. She takes readers on a one-of-a-kind trip across America. >>> History of the Statue of Liberty found in the Author’s note on the last page.
Inspired by historical event of Mt. Everest. Tenzing Norgay grew up in Nepal, dreaming of climbing Chomolungma, the mountain also known as Everest. Across the ocean in New Zealand, Edmund Hillary climbed his first mountain at sixteen. He, too, dreamed of Everest, the highest peak in the world. Years later, the two men would make history together on the famous mountain. >>> Found more information of Mt. Everest on the last pages.