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Day You Begin, The by Jacqueline Woodson
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Day You Begin, The (edition 2018)

by Jacqueline Woodson (Author)

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Other students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider.
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Title:Day You Begin, The
Authors:Jacqueline Woodson (Author)
Info:Penguin (2018), Edition: Illustrated, 32 pages
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This was such a great book to start off our class. To show diversity in how every child is different in the way they live and tell stories about themselves to peers. The connections that can be easily made from the characters to children in a classroom is presented very well and I believe this could help start up a conversation on getting kids to share more about themselves with their classmates. ( )
  DidnaPaz | Jan 14, 2022 |
This is a beautiful story of feeling left out and different but soon realizing you're not as different. This story follows Rigoberto and Angela, a story of two children who feel so different but end up meeting each other and actually make a friendship so beautiful. This book truly gives a beautiful message that you can always find someone just like you in a way that can help you feel like you fit in in society. I love this book and it's message. ( )
  lovelydignity | Jan 13, 2022 |
Independent Reading Level- Kindergarten-3rd grade
Awards: Jane Addams's Peace Association 2019 Winner Book for Younger Children
2019 Floyd's Pick Book Award Winner
  4511 | Nov 19, 2021 |
Independent Reading Level (grades 2-3)
Awards: Winner Book for Younger Children (2019)
  NiaMHackney | Nov 13, 2021 |
A poignant, yet heartening book about finding courage to connect, even when you feel scared and alone.
  BLTSbraille | Oct 29, 2021 |
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In The Day You Begin, Rafael López’s illustrations marry with Jacqueline Woodson’s text to create the perfect visual experience of growing from an outsider to finding the courage to connect with others “a little like you [but] so fabulously not quite like you at all.”
 
Woodson’s gentle, lilting story and López’s artistry create a stirring portrait of the courage it takes to be oneself: “There will be times when you walk into a room and no one there is quite like you until the day you begin/ to share your stories.”
 
A bright jewel-toned palette and clever details, including a literal reflection of a better future, reveal hope and pride in spite of the taunting. This reassuring, lyrical book feels like a big hug from a wise aunt as she imparts the wisdom of the world in order to calm trepidatious young children: One of these things is not like the other, and that is actually what makes all the difference.
 
Award winning team Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael Lopez have created this new picture book and it is even more perfect than we anticipated.
 
The soft, evocative illustrations introduce us to characters who live these situations alone, before realizing that they can connect across, and because of, the identities and experiences that make them unique.
 

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Other students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider.

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National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two-time Pura Belpre Illustrator Award winner Rafael Lopez have teamed up to create a poignant, yet heartening book about finding courage to connect, even when you feel scared and alone.
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