Where are you from?

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Publisher:
Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,
Pub. Date:
[2019]
Language:
English
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"Lyrical language and luminous illustrations. An ideal vehicle for readers to ponder and discuss their own identities." &;Kirkus (starred review)

"An enchanted, hand-in-hand odyssey [and] opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the many, many backgrounds, roots, histories, of those who live in these United States." &;Shelf Awareness (starred review)

"A much-needed title that is a first purchase for libraries and classrooms." &;School Library Journal

"This touching book addresses a ubiquitous question for children of color, and in the end, the closeness between the girl and Abuelo shows that no matter the questions, she knows exactly where she&;s from." &;Booklist

"Although the book begins as a gentle riposte to narrow cultural and ethnic categorizations, its conclusion reaches out to all readers, evoking both heritage and the human family." &;Publishers Weekly

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.

A Spanish-language edition, ¿De dónde eres?, is also available.

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Last Grouping Update2019-12-06 04:45:19AM
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Hispanic Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Immigrants -- Juvenile fiction
Prejudices -- Juvenile fiction
Racism -- Juvenile fiction
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