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“Although the book begins as a gentle riposte to narrow cultural and ethnic categorizations, its conclusion reaches out to all readers, evoking both heritage and the human family…”
Publishers Weekly

Where Are You From?

Written by Yamile Saied Mendez
Illustrated by Jaime Kim
Published by HarperCollins

When a girl is asked where she’s from–where she’s really from–none of her answers seems to be the right one. Unsure about how to reply, she turns to her loving abuelo for help. He doesn’t give her the response she expects. She gets an even better one. Where am I from? You’re from hurricanes and dark storms, and a tiny singing frog that calls the island people home when the sun goes to sleep…. With themes of self-acceptance, identity, and home, this powerful, lyrical picture book will resonate with readers young and old, from all backgrounds and of all colors–especially anyone who ever felt that they don’t belong.

Primary ISBN: 9780062839930

Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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Setting: United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Arrival

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