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Zayde Comes to Live

Title

Zayde Comes to Live

Authors

Sheri Sinykin

Illustrator

Kristina Swarner

Publisher

Peachtree Publishers

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9781561456314

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When Rachel's beloved grandfather, Zayde, comes to spend his last days with her family, she worries what will happen when he dies, especially after friends tell her the Christian and Muslim beliefs about the afterlife.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Topic

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Biethnic; Family member death; biethnic family; death of a grandfather

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

multi-generational

Awards

Booklist Top 10 Religion and Spirituality Books for Youth, 2013
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award, 2013, Winner
Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, 2013, Honor

Keywords

death; loss; terminal illness; Christianity; Islam; Judaism

Diversity Impact

direct

Zayde Comes to Live

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