Written by Eve Bunting
Illustrated by Ted Lewin
Published by Clarion Books
Farah feels alone, even when surrounded by her classmates. She listens and nods but doesn’t speak. It’s hard being the new kid in school, especially when you’re from another country and don’t know the language. Then, on a field trip to an apple orchard, Farah discovers there are lots of things that sound the same as they did at home, from dogs crunching their food to the ripple of friendly laughter. As she helps the class make apple cider, Farah connects with the other students and begins to feel that she belongs. Ted Lewin’s gorgeous sun-drenched paintings and Eve Bunting’s sensitive text immediately put the reader into another child’s shoes in this timely story of a young Muslim immigrant.
Primary ISBN: 9780618434770
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 05 or older
Community Represented: Muslim/Muslim American
Themes: Cross-Group Friendship
Setting: United States
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant
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