Review: From Somalia to Snow: How Central Minnesota Became Home to Somalis

As I was doing low rows at the gym this morning, I noticed two Somali women enter the personal training area. They were covered head to toe—one wearing a bomber jacket and skirt to the floor; the other in pants under a mid-length skirt with a long-sleeve shirt and bulky athletic jacket on top. Of course, their heads were entirely covered except for their fresh, young faces. I was both

2017-11-13T13:00:34+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Africa, Book Review, Immigration, United States|Comments Off on Review: From Somalia to Snow: How Central Minnesota Became Home to Somalis

Review: A Different Pond

A Different Pond is a quiet book and a simple, gentle story about an urban fishing trip for a boy and his dad before daybreak. It’s a love letter to a father, a celebration of family and Vietnamese culture, and a sneak peek into the immigrant experience through the eyes of a child. But it’s so much more than that. A Different Pond is a work of beauty and a

2017-11-13T12:54:28+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Book Review, Children-s, Immigration, Picture Book|Comments Off on Review: A Different Pond
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