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Zayde Comes to Live

Title

Zayde Comes to Live

Authors

Sheri Sinykin

Illustrator

Kristina Swarner

Publisher

Peachtree Publishers

Pages

32 pages

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9781561456314

Genre

realism

Topic

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

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

Family Formation

multi-generational

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

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

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

Zayde Comes to Live

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