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Illustrator

Daniel Azulay

Publisher

Sem Fronteiras Press

Publication Year

2004

ISBN

9780964233331

Pages

48 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Luiz has just arrived in the United States from Brazil which he misses terribly. But the immigrant has a talent for drawing. Encouraged at school, Luiz creates many images, but soon he idealizes his former life. Later, he will discover that Brazil wasn't always so wonderful. Through art, he learns to adapt to his new life.

Grade Level

K-3

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Racial Diversity; Language barrier; Multicultural; Multiethnic; Immigrants and refugees; Multiracial; communication barrier; different languages; learning a new language; multicultural community; multiple heritages; multiple ethnicities; immigrant family; immigrant children; multiracial community

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Latinx (Brazilian)

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

New York Book Festival, 2008, Honorable Mention, Children's Book

Keywords

Brazil; flags; drawing; pride; homesickness; beaches; cashew trees; fireworks; soccer

Diversity Impact

direct

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