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Walk with Me

Title

Walk with Me

Authors

Jairo Buitrago

Illustrator

Rafael Yockteng

Publisher

Groundwood Books

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9781554988570

Pages

35 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A little girl imagines a lion taking the place of her father who no longer lives with her family, an animal that keeps her safe on her travels from school to home.

Grade Level

PK-1

Lexile Measure

AD490L

Topic

Family Relationships; Single parent; Poverty; single mother; living in poverty; impoverished family; financial hardship

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Hispanic

Family Formation

single mother

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2017, Nominee, Fiction Picture Book
International Latino Book Award, 2017, Honorable Mention, Best Children's Fiction Picture Book(Bilingual)
Kirkus Prize, 2017, Finalist, Picture Book

Keywords

lion; latch-key child; fatherless; rundown home; imaginary friend; Spanish

Diversity Impact

direct

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