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“A frank and optimistic picture book about learning to live in a new language.”
—Kirkus Reviews  (Starred Review)

My Words Flew Away Like Birds

Written by Debora Pearson
Illustrated by Shrija Jain
Published by Kids Can Press, Limited

A little girl learns some words in a new language to prepare for her move to a new country. But when she, her mother and her father arrive, “all her words fly away like birds.” The girl waits, and watches, and listens, trying to figure things out. Only, it’s hard. Then one day the girl meets someone who needs her help. And as she makes a new friend, she finds that the new words start to come easier — becoming her words, at last.

Primary ISBN: 9781525303180
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant

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