King for a Day

Title

King for a Day

Authors

Rukhsana Khan

Illustrator

Christiane Kromer

Publisher

Lee & Low Books

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9781600606595

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Even though he is confined to a wheelchair, a Pakistani boy tries to capture the most kites during Basant, the annual spring kite festival, and become "king" for the day. Includes an afterword about the Basant festival.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

AD600L

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Physical disability; wheelchair user; child in a wheelchair

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Pakistani)

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2014 Today
Choices, 2015 Picture Books for School-Age Children
CSMCL Best Books, 2014 Children's Literature
Global Reading:Selected Literature for Children and Teens Set in Other Countries, 2013 Asia/Pacific: Picture Book
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2013
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2013 Fiction

Keywords

Pakistan; kites; Basant; festival; siblings; competition; bullies

Diversity Impact

indirect

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