Marianthe's Story: Painted Words and Spoken Memories

Title

Marianthe's Story: Painted Words and Spoken Memories

Authors

Aliki .

Illustrator

Aliki

Publisher

Greenwillow Books

Publication Year

1998

ISBN

9780688156619

Pages

64 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Two separate stories, the first telling of Mari's starting school in a new land, and the second describing village life in her country before she and her family left in search of a better life.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

620L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Language barrier; Immigrants and refugees; learning a new language; immigrant family; immigrant children; family separation

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Undetermined

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Jane Addams Children's Book Awards, 1999.Best Children's Books of the Year, 1999 Ages 5 to 9
Best Children's Books of the Year: New Beginnings: Life in a New Land, 2008 Ages 5 to 9
New Beginnings: Life in a New land, 2008
Notable Books for a Global Society, 1999
Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association, 1999

Keywords

girl artists; new students; villages; storytelling; schools; first day of school; understanding

Diversity Impact

direct

Marianthe's Story: Painted Words and Spoken Memories

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