Where Are You From? Yamile Saied Méndez


Back of Book:
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.
My Review:
This is a fantastic story by debut author Yamile Saied Mendez that addresses culture and identity in a gentle and sweet way. The story follows a young girl as she navigates the question where are you from? Unsure of how to answer the little seeks out her Abuelo for guidance. His answer is a beautifully lyrical response that will touch any readers heart. The illustrations by Jaime Kim are soft and warm. They bring the text to life and capture the essence of having pride in one’s heritage. This is a must-have for all classroom libraries.
Ages 5 and up
40 Pages

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