DIVerse Families
 
Twenty Yawns

Title

Twenty Yawns

Authors

Jane Smiley

Illustrator

Lauren Castillo

Publisher

Two Lions

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781477826355

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Featuring lyrical text and beautiful illustrations, this bedtime tale from Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley and Caldecott Honor recipient Lauren Castillo evokes the splashy fun of the beach and the quietude of a moonlit night, with twenty yawns sprinkled in for children to discover and count. As her mom reads a bedtime story, Lucy drifts off. But later, she awakens in a dark, still room, and everything looks mysterious. How will she ever get back to sleep?

Grade Level

PK-1

Topic

Racial Diversity; Interracial; Biracial; interracial family; biracial child

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Keywords

beach; stuffed animals; moon; sand castles; sleeping

Diversity Impact

indirect

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