Babu's Song

Title

Babu's Song

Illustrator

Aaron Boyd

Publisher

Lee & Low Books

Publication Year

2003

ISBN

9781600602757

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In Tanzania, Bernardi's mute grandfather makes him a wonderful music box and then helps him realize his dream of owning a soccer ball and going to school.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Lexile Measure

AD600L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Poverty; Physical disability; living in poverty; mute; mute adult

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Black (Tanzanian)

Family Formation

grandfather

Awards

Children's Africana Book Award, 2004, Winner, Best Book for Young Children
Parents' Choice Award, 2003, Recommended, Picture Book
Storytelling World Resource Award, 2004, Winner, Stories for Pre-Adolescent Listeners
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2004
Choices, 2004 Picture Books for School-Age Children

Keywords

soccer; toys; music box; marketplace; third world; Tanzania; tuition; singing

Diversity Impact

direct

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