Silent Movie

Title

Silent Movie

Authors

Avi .

Illustrator

C. B. Mordan

Publisher

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2003

ISBN

9780689841453

Pages

48 pages

Genre

historical

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In the early years of the twentieth century, a Swedish family encounters separation and other hardships upon immigrating to New York City until the son is cast in a silent movie, in a picture book that evokes an actual silent movie.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Poverty; Language barrier; Immigrants and refugees; begging; financial hardship; impoverished family; impoverished parents; impoverished child; communication barrier; different languages; immigrant family; resettlement; relocation

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White (Swedes)

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2004
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2003
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, Supplement, 2004
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Notable Children's Books, 2004 Middle Reader

Keywords

boats; movies; silent movies; American dream; hope; Statue of Liberty; separated from father; lost; searching; thief; theater; black and white pictures

Diversity Impact

direct

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