The Day You Begin
Nancy Paulsen Books
Other students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider.
Culture/Ethnicity; Multicultural; Immigrants and refugees; multicultural community; immigrant children; immigrant family
Charlotte Zolotow Award, 2019, Highly Commended
Cybils Award, 2018, Finalist, Fiction Picture Book
E.B. White Read Aloud Award, 2019, Finalist, Picture Book
lonely; left out; different; food; language; hair; culture; friendship; together; elementary school
Woodson, Jacqueline, "The Day You Begin" (2018). Diverse Families. 1924.