How I Learned Geography

Title

How I Learned Geography

Authors

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; Poverty; Immigrants and refugees; living in poverty; starvation; impoverished child; living in someone's home; displaced; refugee family; immigrant family

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2008
School Library Journal Best Books, 2008 Picture Books Gr 2-5
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 2008
Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books, 2008 Children's Picture Book
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2009 Geography, People and Places
Notable Children's Books, 2009 Middle Reader
Choices, 2009 Picture Books for School-Age Children
Capitol Choices, 2009 Ages (7-11)
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2008 Young Reader
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2008
Randolph Caldecott Medal, 2009, Honor Book
Parents' Choice Award, 2008, Silver, Non Fiction
Cybils Awards, 2008, Finalist, Fiction Picture Book
Charlotte Zolotow Award, 2009, Honor Book

Keywords

maps; imagination; geography

Diversity Impact

indirect

How I Learned Geography

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