Here I Am

Title

Here I Am

Authors

Patti Kim

Illustrator

Sonia Sánchez

Publisher

Picture Window Books

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781623700362

Pages

40 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Newly arrived from their faraway homeland, a boy and his family enter into the lights, noise, and traffic of a busy city in this dazzling wordless picture book. The boy clings tightly to his special keepsake from home and wonders how he will find his way.

Grade Level

K-3

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Language barrier; Poverty; Immigrants and refugees; communication barrier; different languages; learning a new language; living in poverty; financial hardship; immigrant family; immigrant child; immigrant parents;

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Asian

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards, 2013, Winner, Picture Book
National Association of Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA), 2014, Gold Winner, Kindergarten - 5
100 Magnificent Children's Books, 2013 Picture Book
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2014 Coming of Age
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2013

Keywords

keepsake; big city; New York; friendship; moving; memories; difficulty; school; apartment; money; tree; seed

Diversity Impact

direct

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