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Where Are You From?

 

Author: Yamile Saied Méndez

Illustrator: Jaime Kim

Genre: Picture Book

Target Ages: 4 to 8

Publisher: Harper

Publication Year: 2019

 

When a young girl is asked by her peers and teachers "where are you really from?" she goes to Abuelo for answers.  Abuelo tells her she's from many places and peoples, poetically recalling and recounting the story of their people's journeys.  And when his granddaughter still asks "where am I really from?" Abuelo points to his heart and answers for himself and for those family members who came before him.

 

Where Are You From? is a love poem to ancestry, and readers will reflect upon and appreciate their own heritages, no matter where they are from.

 

 

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