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.
Look for the Spanish version, ¿De dónde eres?
Primary ISBN: 9780062839930
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 04 or older
Community Represented: Argentinian/Argentinian American
Setting: United States
Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Arrival
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EXPLORE Discussion Topics from Heritage to Microaggressions
Source: Latinx Kidlit
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Source: Richland Library
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