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When This World Was New

Title

When This World Was New

Authors

D. H. Figueredo

Illustrator

Enrique O Sanchez

Publisher

Lee & Low Books

Publication Year

1999

ISBN

9781880000861

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When his father leads him on a magical trip of discovery through new fallen snow, a young boy who emigrated from his warm island home overcomes fears about living in New York.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

AD600L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Language barrier; Immigrants and refugees; communication barrier; learning a new language; immigrant family; immigrant children; immigrant parents

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Latinx

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 13th Edition, 2002 Hispanic American Voices and Experiences
Best Childern's Book of the Year, 2008 Ages 5 to 9
Best Children's Book of the Year, 2000 Five to Nine Today
Best Children's Book of the Year: New Beginnings: Life in a New Land, 2008 Ages 5 to 9
Growing up Latino in the USA, 2004
Images of Community: Selected Books for Children and Young Adult, 2011 Reaching Out: Finding and Creating Commuinty (Picture Books)

Keywords

Caribbean; New York; plane; jet; snow; fear; Spanish; reunion; new life; English; footprints

Diversity Impact

direct

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