How I Learned Geography

Title

How I Learned Geography

Authors

Uri Shulevitz

Illustrator

Uri Shulevitz

Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9780374334994

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Lexile Measure

AD660L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Homelessness; Immigrants and refugees; homeless family; refugee family; evacuees

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White (Kazakh)

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

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

Keywords

war; World War II; maps; geography; imagination; hunger; Kazakhstan

Diversity Impact

direct

How I Learned Geography

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