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Where Are You From?

Written by Yamile Saied Méndez & illustrated by Jaime Kim
Published by HarperCollins
Goodreads Rating - 4.4 / 5.0
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Jun 4, 2019
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Pages
4-8
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This resonant picture book tells the story of one girl who constantly gets asked a simple question that doesn’t have a simple answer. A great conversation starter in the home or classroom—a book to share, in the spirit of I Am Enough by Grace Byers and Keturah A. Bobo. When a girl is asked where she’s from—where she’s really from—none of her answers seems to be the right one. Unsure about how to reply, she turns to her loving abuelo for help. He doesn’t give her the response she expects. She gets an even better one. Where am I from? You’re from hurricanes and dark storms, and a tiny singing frog that calls the island people home when the sun goes to sleep…. With themes of self-acceptance, identity, and home, this powerful, lyrical picture book will resonate with readers young and old, from all backgrounds and of all colors—especially anyone who ever felt that they don’t belong.

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Who Wrote Where Are You From?

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Jaime Kim

Jaime (Jimyung) Kim was born and raised in Korea and moved to the United States when she was eighteen. Jaime works with gouache and acrylics to create illustrations inspired by childhood memories of her family, as well as movies, art, and the outside world. The sun, the moon, the sky, and stars are her favorite things, which is why they always appear in her artwork.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780062839930
Publication Date:
June 4, 2019
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2018943091
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0062839934
Lexile® Level:
AD640L
ATOS® Book Level:
3.0
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
505847
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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