Written by Naomi Shihab Nye
Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
Published by Simon & Schuster
Mona’s grandmother, her Sitti, lives in a small Palestinian village on the other side of the earth. Once, Mona went to visit her.
The couldn’t speak each other’s language, so they made up their own. They learned about each other’s worlds, and they discovered each other’s secrets. Then it was time for Mona to go back home, back to the other side of the earth. But even though there were millions of miles and millions of people between them, they remained true neighbors forever.
Primary ISBN: 9780027684605
Publication Date: April 1994
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback
Publication Status: Hardcover Out of Stock
Picture Book, Age 05 or older
Community Represented: Palestinian/Palestinian American
Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Family, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Engagement Tool: Video, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Generation: 1st, Generational Differences: Language, Immigrant: Education, Visiting Home Country
Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: 1st Generation
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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