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Ladder to the Moon

Title

Ladder to the Moon

Authors

Maya Soetoro-Ng

Illustrator

Yuyi Morales

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9780763693435

Pages

48 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Suhaila's wish to know her deceased grandmother is granted when a golden ladder appears at her window and Grandma Annie invites her on a journey to the moon, where they welcome people who are facing tragedy. Includes facts about the painting and the woman who inspired the story.

Grade Level

PK-1, K-3

Topic

Family Relationships; Single parent; Family member death; single mother; deceased grandparent

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Asian

Family Formation

mother

LGBTQ+

none

Awards

The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
Nautilus Book Award, 2012, Gold, Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

compassion; grandmothers; moon

Diversity Impact

indirect

Ladder to the Moon

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