DIVerse Families
 
One Word from Sophia

Title

One Word from Sophia

Authors

Jim Averbeck

Illustrator

Yasmeen Ismail

Publisher

Atheneum Books for Young readers

Pages

40 pages

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781481405140

Genre

realism

Topic

Racial Diversity; Interracial; Biracial; interracial family; mixed race; skin color; biracial child

Annotation

Sophia tries varied techniques to get the giraffe she wants more than anything in this story about the nuances of negotiation. Sophia has one true desire for her birthday. But she has Four Big Problems in the way: Mom, Dad, Uncle Conrad ... and Grand-mama. Will her presentations, proposals, and pie charts convince them otherwise? Turns out, all it takes is one word.

Grade Level

PK-1, K-3

Family Formation

multi-generational

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

indirect

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016; Bell Picture Book Awards, 2016, Nominee; Flicker Tale Children's Book Award, 2017, Nominee; Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Fiction Picture Book; Kirkus Book Award, 2015, Nominee, Young Reader

Keywords

interpersonal communication; families; giraffe; birthdays; negotiation; manners and customs; family life

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

One Word from Sophia

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