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I Am a Bird

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I Am a Bird
Written by Hope Lim
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536208917
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I Am a Bird
A Story About Finding a Kindred Spirit Where You Least Expect It

author: Hope Lim

illustrator: Hyewon Yum

I am a bird. Ca-Caw! Ca-Caw!

Every day, a little girl rides to school on the back of her father's bike. As they twist and turn through the streets, the little girl spreads her arms like wings and sings her birdsong for all to hear. But when they pass a strange woman in blue who carries a mysterious bag, the girl goes quiet until the woman is out of sight. One day, when theyíre running late, the little girl discovers what the woman does with her bag each morningóa surprise that transforms her wariness into a feeling of kinship to be celebrated. Hope Limís simple text and Hyewon Yumís delicate, expressive illustrations create a touching story that encourages readers to embrace our similarities rather than focus on our differences.
On her daily bike ride with her dad, a bird-loving little girl passes a woman who frightens heróuntil she discovers what they have in common.
suggested retail price (U.S.):
1536208914 / 9781536208917
pub date:
Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
3 yrs - 7 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 9 13/16" x 9 1/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 2
Juvenile Fiction; Animals; Lifestyles; Social Themes; African American & Black; Asian American & Pacific Islander;
author’s comments:
Hope Lim is a debut children's book author. She has a bachelorís in English literature and has worked as a conference interpreter for the US State Department. Hope Lim lives in San Francisco.
illustrator’s comments:
Hyewon Yum is the author and illustrator of several acclaimed books for children, including Mom, Itís My First Day of Kindergarten!, which earned her an Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award, and Saturday Is Swimming Day. She is also the illustrator of A Piece of Home, written by Jeri Watts. Hyewon Yum lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.
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