Discover

Company
The day you begin Book
The day you begin Book
A BookrooView of

The day you begin

Written by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by Rafael López

Published by Penguin Young Readers Group

1234567
4.75
Overall

Publisher's Summary

National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two-time Pura Belpré Illustrator Award winner Rafael López have teamed up to create a poignant, yet heartening book about finding courage to connect, even when you feel scared and alone.

There will be times when you walk into a room
and no one there is quite like you.

There are many reasons to feel different. Maybe it's how you look or talk, or where you're from; maybe it's what you eat, or something just as random. It's not easy to take those first steps into a place where nobody really knows you yet, but somehow you do it.

Jacqueline Woodson's lyrical text and Rafael López's dazzling art reminds us that we all feel like outsiders sometimes-and how brave it is that we go forth anyway. And that sometimes, when we reach out and begin to share our stories, others will be happy to meet us halfway.

Topics in The day you begin

Details

  • Age Range: 5-8
  • Pages: 32
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: August 28, 2018
  • ISBN: 0399246533
  • ISBN 13: 9780399246531
Join Our Kids Book Club
Learn More
BOOKROOVIEWERS
1234567
4.75

B is for Bookworm

Human Development Degree, Book-loving aunt

If you've ever moved and started school in a place not like your home that you left, this book is for you! I love the diversity and that it can inspire the empathy and kindness to include others and be sensitive to what others might be going through, if you're not in this situation, yourself.

author

Jacqueline Woodson

Coming soon!

View Author
Jacqueline Woodson
illustrator

Rafael López

Coming soon!

View Illustrator
Rafael López

More books like The day you begin

View All ›
This Little Explorer book
6.9
Age 2 · explorer · biography · Best Children's Books by Age · travel · adventure · female role models · journeys · Native Americans · diversity
This Little Explorer
Eyes book
6.8
animals · eyes · diversity
Eyes
Best Friends: We Are A Family book
5.8
families · ice cream · rhyming · diversity · friendship · family · love
Best Friends: We Are A Family
How Do You Say I Love You? book
5.8
love · travel · children's books for adults · valentines · diversity · languages
How Do You Say I Love You?
Can't Sleep Without Sheep book
5.6
calming reads for bedtime · animals · coping with failure · numbers · bedtime · sleep · sheep · counting · diversity
Can't Sleep Without Sheep
Les & Ronnie Step Out book
5.5
100 Hidden Gem · anger · humor · music · trying new things · diversity · opposites · being different · belonging · being yourself
Les & Ronnie Step Out
Music Is . . . book
5.4
music · musical-instruments · diversity · opposites
Music Is . . .
Those Magnificent Sheep In Their Flying Machines book
5.3
travel · the world · diversity · culture · sheep · flight · home
Those Magnificent Sheep In Their Flying Machines