How I Learned Geography
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
As he spends hours studying his father's world map, a young boy escapes the hunger and misery of refugee life. Based on the author's childhood in Kazakhstan, where he lived as a Polish refugee during World War II.
Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Homelessness; Immigrants and refugees; homeless family; refugee family; evacuees
mother and father
Charlotte Zolotow Award, 2009, Honor Book
Cybils Awards, 2008, Finalist, Fiction Picture Book
Parents' Choice Award, 2008, Silver, Non Fiction
Randolph Caldecott Medal, 2009, Honor Book
war; World War II; maps; geography; imagination; hunger; Kazakhstan
Shulevitz, Uri, "How I Learned Geography" (2008). Diverse Families. 1890.