A poetically told immigration story that fosters understanding and beautifully articulates how the desire to belong and the need for human connection are universal. A little girl learns some words in a new language to prepare for her move to a new country. But when she, her mother and her father arrive, "all her words fly away like birds." The girl waits, and watches, and listens, trying to figure things out. Only, it's hard. Then one day the girl meets someone who needs her help. And as she makes a new friend, she finds that the new words start to come easier --- becoming her words, at last. Beautifully written in engaging and accessible free verse, this poignant story offers a powerful lesson in empathy for children everywhere. The story is inspired by the many newcomer families Debora Pearson has met in her work as a children's librarian in a bustling urban center. Both timely and universal, it provides young children with an opportunity to expand their worldview and beinspired by how the heroine prevails and finds connection. Shrija Jain's simple, whimsical illustrations add playfulness and warmth to the narrative. A perfect read-aloud, this sweet and sensitive picture book encourages all children to celebrate inclusion and highlights the character education traits of resilience, kindness and empathy. There are links here to social studies lessons on community, global awareness and cultural awareness.

Author - Debora Pearson
Illustrator - Shrija Jain
Format - Hardcover
Publisher - Kids Can Press
Published - 2021-10-05

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  • SKN: 566182
  • ID: C4D39A5B
  • UPC: 9781525303180
  • Brand: Kids Can Press
  • MFR Number: 5303180
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  • Toysrus Recommended Age: 3 - 6 years
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  • Language: English
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My Words Flew Away Like Birds - English Edition

SKN: 566182

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