Literature

Literature

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Here I Am

By Patti Kim
Illustrated by Sonia Sanchez
Published by Curious Fox

Paperback

Price £6.99
9781782022268
Publisher Curious Fox

A young boy’s experience of the initial alienation and confusion is eloquently expressed in pictures placed on pages carefully designed in terms of layout and colour. The only words are jumbled up on signs or heard as a wall of incomprehensible sound to a child who has just arrived in a new country with a different language and culture from what he is used to. Planting a seed brought from his country leads to the nurturing of friendship and feeling at ease with his identity in his new home. Based on the author’s own experience of migrating from Korea to the USA.

International Primary Curriculum (IPC) Schools can use this text to support delivery of milestones. View CLPE Collaboration with International Primary Curriculum.