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“Sanchez has captured a kaleidoscope of emotion and powerful sensations in a way children will grasp completely. It’s The Arrival for younger readers.”

Here I Am

Written by Patti Kim
Illustrated by Sonia Sanchez
Published by Picture Window Books

Newly arrived from their faraway homeland, a boy and his family enter into the lights, noise, and traffic of a busy American city. The language is unfamiliar. Food, habits, games, and gestures are puzzling. They boy clings tightly to his special keepsake from home and wonders how he will find his way. How will he once again become the happy, confident kid he used to be? Walk in his shoes as he takes the first tentative steps toward discovering joy in his new world.

Primary ISBN: 9781404882997
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback
Publication Status: Hardcover Out of Print
Picture Book, Age 06 or older

Community Represented:

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Setting: United States

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Immigrant

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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Lesson Ideas for Classroom Teaching
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Lesson Plan/Ideas (PDF)
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Book Trailer
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This book is part of the Welcoming Library. The Welcoming Library is a traveling collection of picture books set in our New Arrival and 
New American communities. From small towns to big cities, these immigration stories are helping readers 
(of all ages) Welcome and Belong. WelcomingLibrary.org