Lake Forest Library
360 E Deerpath Rd
Lake Forest IL 60045
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lake Forest Children's Library participates in the "I'm Your Neighbor" project
September 5, 2018 – LAKE FOREST Ill – Throughout September, the Lake Forest Children's Library is encouraging us all to read children's books featuring "new arrival" cultures including immigrants and refugees as part of the "I'm Your Neighbor" initiative. Selected books are on display and available to borrow.
"I'm Your Neighbor" is a project started by several authors and individuals in the field of children's literature. According to the "I'm Your Neighbor" website, "The goal of the project is to both support communities as their cultural makeup evolves and to create opportunities for children's literature featuring refugees, immigrants, and "new" marginalized groups."
Lorie Rohrer, Head of Children's Services, was inspired to participate in "I'm Your Neighbor" by Anne Sibley O'Brien's books, I'm New Here and Someone New, which depict the story of trying to fit in at school from the perspectives of immigrant children adjusting to their new surroundings and local children welcoming the newcomers, respectively. O'Brien was one of the envisioners of the "I'm Your Neighbor" project and is familiar with the immigrant experience. Born in Chicago, she moved to South Korea when she was six years old and was raised bilingual and bicultural.
Lake Forest Library welcomes everyone to visit the Library and check out a children's book to help step into someone else's shoes.
Lorie Rohrer, Head of Children's Services
I'm Your Neighbor project
I'm New Here and Someone New