Brief Annotation: A story told with few words and many black and white illustrations about a family who struggles to find each other as they each traveled separately to America, trying to reach the “American dream”.
Grade Level: 1-3
Readers who will like this: Children who love picture books; children who love movies; and happy endings.
Rating/Response: 5 This book is amazing! It uses very few words but the illustrations are so vivid there are no need for the words, it truly is a silent movie.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: How would you feel if you could not communicate in English in the new country of America?
Reading Strategy: Important Ideas
Rationale for Strategy: It is a great book to get students thinking about their family history and how their relatives came to America.
Posted by: Yesenia Corral