The Tangerine Tree

Title

The Tangerine Tree

Authors

Regina Hanson

Illustrator

Harvey Stevenson

Publisher

Clarion Books

Publication Year

1995

ISBN

9780395689639

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Ida is heartbroken when Papa has to leave Jamaica to work in America, but she knows that he needs her to care for the tangerine tree in their yard, and he promises to return before it blooms again.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

AD590L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Poverty; Immigrants and refugees; living in poverty; financial hardship; impoverished family; relocation; migrant

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Black (Jamaican)

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Immigrant Experience, 1999
Kaleidoscope, A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8, Second Edition, 1997
Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 1995, Commended, Picture Book
Skipping Stones Honor Award, 1996, Winner

Keywords

Jamaica; New York; family closeness; tangerine tree; gift; American dream; hope; packing; Greek myths; separation anxiety

Diversity Impact

indirect

The Tangerine Tree

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