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When Christmas Feels Like Home

Title

When Christmas Feels Like Home

Illustrator

Carolina Farias

Publisher

Albert Whitman & Company

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9780807588727

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When his family moves from a small Mexican village to North Carolina, Eduardo asks how soon he will feel at home, and slowly his Tio Miguel's seemingly impossible replies come true until, at last, he can put out the Nativity scene he carved with his grandfather.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Lexile Measure

AD540L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Language barrier; Immigrants and refugees; different languages; learning a new language; immigrant family; immigrant parents; immigrant child

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Latinx (Mexican)

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2014 History, Life and Culture in the Americas

Keywords

Christmas; Nativity; friendship; soccer; football; new school; new home; Mexico; North Carolina; pumpkins; adjusting

Diversity Impact

direct

When Christmas Feels Like Home


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