The Day You Begin

Title

The Day You Begin

Illustrator

Rafael López

Publisher

Nancy Paulsen Books

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9780399246531

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

K-3; 3-5

Lexile Measure

AD980L

Diversity Topics

Culture/Ethnicity; Multicultural; Immigrants and refugees; multicultural community; immigrant children; immigrant family

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Awards

Charlotte Zolotow Award, 2019, Highly Commended
Cybils Award, 2018, Finalist, Fiction Picture Book
E.B. White Read Aloud Award, 2019, Finalist, Picture Book

Keywords

lonely; left out; different; food; language; hair; culture; friendship; together; elementary school

Diversity Impact

direct

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