Where Are You From?
By Yamile Saied Méndez (English, Hardcover)
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 a book to share, in the spirit of I Am Enough by Grace Byers and Keturah A. Bobo. 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.