Where Are You From?

by Yamile Saied Méndez illustrated by Jaime Kim


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Short Summary
An unkind question becomes an opportunity for conversation and self-acceptance—thanks to a wise grandpa.

Good For:
Exploring Personal Backgrounds and Histories, Celebrating American Diversity, Heartwarming Family Relationships, Inviting Illustrations, Discussion Starter for Home and Classroom

Topics and Themes:
Identity, Cultural Background, Family, Diversity

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When a girl is asked where she’s from—where she’s really from—none of her answers seem 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.
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 has ever felt that they don’t belong.
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Product Details

    • Grades: PreK - 1
    • Ages: 3 - 7
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 40 pages
  • Dimensions: 10" x 8 1/2"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-338-71301-5