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Where Are You From?

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IL: LG - BL: 3 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 640L
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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 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.

2019 Nerdies Fiction Picture Book Award Winner | Silver Medalist for Bank Street College of Education's Best Spanish Language Picture Books of the Year | Named one of Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2019 |A Mighty Girl's 2019 Book of the Year | Named one of New York Public Library's 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 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

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

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ISBN:
9780062839930
9780063068247
Accelerated Reader:
LG
Level 3, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 640L
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Last Grouping Update2021-04-15 02:27:52AM
Last Indexed2021-04-15 03:09:31AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780063068247

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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 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.

2019 Nerdies Fiction Picture Book Award Winner | Silver Medalist for Bank Street College of Education's Best Spanish Language Picture Books of the Year | Named one of Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2019 |A Mighty Girl's 2019 Book of the Year | Named one of New York Public Library's 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 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

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

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subject_facetChildren's audiobooks
Girls -- Fiction
Girls -- Juvenile fiction
Grandfathers -- Fiction
Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction
Hispanic Americans -- Fiction
Hispanic Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Picture books
Prejudices -- Fiction
Prejudices -- Juvenile fiction
Racism -- Fiction
Racism -- Juvenile fiction
Readers (Elementary)
Readers (Primary)
title_displayWhere Are You From?
title_fullWhere Are You From?
Where are you from? / by Yamile Saied Mendez ; illustrated by Jaime Kim
Where are you from? [sound recording] / by Yamile Saied Méndez ; illustrated by Jaime Kim
title_shortWhere Are You From?
topic_facetGirls
Grandfathers
Hispanic Americans
Juvenile Literature
Picture Book Fiction
Prejudices
Racism