My Name Is Sangoel

Title

My Name Is Sangoel

Illustrator

Catherine Stock

Publisher

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9780802853073

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Sangoel is a refugee. Leaving behind his homeland of Sudan, where his father died in the war, he has little to call his own other than his name, a Dinka name handed down proudly from his father and grandfather before him.

Grade Level

K-3; 3-5

Lexile Measure

AD550L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Single parent; Family member death; Language barrier; Immigrants and refugees; single mother; death of a father; communication barrier; different languages; immigrant family; immigrant children; refugee family

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Black (Sudanese)

Family Formation

single mother

Awards

Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award, 2011 - 2012
Chickadee Award, 2010 - 2011
Flicker Tale Children's Book Award, 2011 - 2012
Picture Book
Keystone to Reading Book Award, 2010 - 2011, Primary
Read On Wisconsin, 2011 - 2012, Grades K-2
Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award, 2011
16 Childrens Books that Will Make You See the World Differntly, 2016 Children's Book
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2010 Ages 5-9
Children's Choices, 2010 Young Reader
Choices, 2010 Picture Books for School-Age Children
Civic Engagement Selected K-5 Books for Reflecting on Ones Place in the World, 2012 Me, My Family, and My Community
Coping with Change: Selected Books for Children, 2012 A New Place to Live: Moving
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010 History, Life and Culture in the Americas
Smithsonian Magazine's Notable Books for Children, 2009 Middle Reader

Keywords

Sudan; pride; airport; importantance of name; school; soccer; America; Dinka language; English language

Diversity Impact

direct

My Name Is Sangoel

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