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by Yamile Saied Mendez (Author), Jaime Kim (Illustrator)


When a girl is asked where she's from — where she's really from — none of her answers seems to be the right one. Unsure about how to reply, she turns to her loving Argentinian abuelo for help.


He doesn't give her the response she expects. She gets an even better one. "You're from hurricanes and dark storms, and a tiny singing frog that calls the island people home when the sun goes to sleep...." With themes of self-acceptance, identity, and home, this powerful, lyrical picture book will resonate with readers young and old, from all backgrounds and of all colors — especially anyone who ever felt that they don't belong. This resonant picture book tells the story of one girl who constantly gets asked a simple question that doesn't have a simple answer

Where Are You From?

SKU: 9780062839930
$17.99 Regular Price
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  • Yamile Saied Méndez was born and raised in Rosario, Argentina, in a family with roots from all over the world. She now lives in a small mountain town in the United States with her Puerto Rican husband, five multicultural kids, two bilingual dogs, and a herd of deer that love to eat her flowers. She's a graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

    Jaime Kim was born and raised in South Korea before moving to the United States when she was eighteen. Although she was a timid child who was afraid of just about everything, she discovered a sense of serenity in drawing. As a grown-up, Jaime has finally stopped being afraid of everything but has kept on drawing and painting. She works with gouache and acrylics to create nostalgic and dreamlike illustrations, inspired by childhood memories of her family, as well as movies, art, and the outside world. Her debut picture book, Take Heart, My Child by Ainsley Earhardt, was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Jaime is also the illustrator of Kate DiCamillo's La La La.

  • ISBN: 9780062839930
    Publisher: HarperCollins    
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pub Date: June 04, 2019

    Target Age Group: 04 to 08

    Pages: 40



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