Babu's Song

Title

Babu's Song

Illustrator

Aaron Boyd

Publisher

Lee

Publication Year

2003

ISBN

9781584300588

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In Tanzania, Bernardi's mute grandfather makes him a wonderful music box and then helps him realize his dream of owning a soccer ball and going to school.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

AD600L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Kinship Care; Poverty; Illness; Physical Disability; grandparents raising grandchildren; living in poverty; financial hardship; adult with an illness; mute

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Black (Tanzanian)

Family Formation

grandfather

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2004
Choices, 2004 Picture Books for School-Age Children
Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award, 2004 - 2005; Grades K-3
South Carolina Picture Book Award, 2006
West Virginia Children's Book Award, 2004 - 2005
Children's Africana Book Award, 2004, Winner, Best Book for Young Children
Parents' Choice Award, 2003, Recommended, Picture Book
Storytelling World Resource Award, 2004, Winner, Stories for Pre-Adolescent Listeners

Keywords

soccer; music box; toys; tea; school; dreams; struggle; market

Diversity Impact

indirect

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