A Very Important Day

Title

A Very Important Day

Illustrator

Catherine Stock

Publisher

Morrow Junior Books

Publication Year

1995

ISBN

9780688130657

Pages

40 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Two-hundred nineteen people from thirty-two different countries make their way to downtown New York in a snowstorm to be sworn in as citizens of the United States.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Lexile Measure

AD630L

Diversity Topics

Culture/Ethnicity; Racial Diversity; Multicultural; Multiethnic; Immigrants and refugees; Multiracial; multicultural community; multiple cultures; different cultures; multiple ethnicities; different ethnicities; immigrant family; immigrant children; immigrant parents; citizenship; naturalization; multiracial community

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Chinese; Filipino; Indian; Vietnamese); Black (Egyptian; Ghanaian); Latinx (Dominican; Mexican; Salvadoran); White (Greek; Russian; Scottish)

Family Formation

mother; mother and father

Awards

Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006

Keywords

important day; snow; downtown; ferry; celebrate; relatives; friends; hopeful; new life; melting pot; Pledge of Allegiance; oath; new citizen; courthouse

Diversity Impact

direct

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