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One Word from Sophia

Title

One Word from Sophia

Authors

Jim Averbeck

Illustrator

Yasmeen Ismail

Publisher

Atheneum Books for Young readers

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781481405140

Pages

40 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

multi-generational

LGBTQ+

none

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

Diversity Impact

indirect

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