Written by Kuljinder Kaur Brar
Illustrated by Samrath Kaur
Published by Annick Press, Limited
Saajin loves his name—he loves it so much that he sees it spelled out in the world around him in his snacks, in the sky and sometimes he even sings it aloud. On his first day of school, Saajin is excited to meet his new classmates, but things take a turn when the teacher mispronounces his name as Say-jin and he is not sure how—or if he should—correct her. After trying to live with the different version of his name for a while and some thoughtful conversations with his family about the meaning behind it, Saajin realizes the importance of reclaiming his name and embracing his identity. This empowering story, accompanied by energetic and vibrant art by Samrath Kaur, will resonate with any reader who has ever felt misunderstood.
Primary ISBN: 9781773217055
Publication Date: August 2022
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 04 or older
Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Family Relationship: Parents, Names & Pronunciations, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Sikh, Welcoming by Individual
Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Unspecified
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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