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Where Are You From?

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This resonant and award-winning picture book tells the story of one girl who constantly gets asked a simple question that doesnt 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 shes from--where shes 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 doesnt give her the response she expects. She gets an even better one.

Where am I from?

Youre 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 dont belong.

2019 Nerdies Fiction Picture Book Award Winner Silver Medalist for Bank Street College of Educations Best Spanish Language Picture Books of the Year Named one of Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2019 A Mighty Girls 2019 Book of the Year Named one of New York Public Librarys Best Books for Kids 2019

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 shes 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

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

Product Details

Author: Yamile Saied Mndez

Language: English


Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: HarperCollins

Release Date: 2019-06-04

Pages: 40

ISBN: 0062839934

ISBN13: 9780062839930