Where Are You From?
Illustrator: Jaime Kim
"Lyrical language and luminous illustrations. An ideal vehicle for readers to ponder and discuss their own identities." ― Kirkus (starred review)
This resonant picture book tells the story of one girl who constantly gets asked a simple question that doesn't have a simple answer. A great conversation starter in the home or classroom.
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:
"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 colours ― especially anyone who ever felt that they don't belong.