Here I Am

Here I Am Book Cover This semi-autobiographical wordless graphic novel illustrates the story of a young boy who emigrates with his family from an Asian land to New York City.  Facial expressions, body language, and colors in the whimsical, abstract watercolor and digital art depict his transition and triumph in discovering his new place in a foreign landscape.  An author’s note describes her journey at age four from Korea to Washington D.C.  This universal tale would be useful with immigrant populations in any community. mjw
Title: Here I Am
Author: Patti Kim
Illustrator: Sonia Sanchez
: Picture Window Books, an imprint of Capstone
: 2014
Original language
: English
: 978-1-4048-8299-7
Hardcover pages
: 40
Age range
: 5-10
: Picture book, Graphic novel
Book setting
: Asia and New York City
Author’s ethnicity
: Korea
Author’s residence
: U.S.
Illustrator’s ethnicity:  Spanish
Illustrator’s residence:  
: Acceptance, Emigration. Friendship. Immigration. Stories without words, United States

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