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Danbi Leads the School Parade

Danbi Leads the School Parade

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An Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Honor Book

Meet Danbi, the new girl at school

Danbi is thrilled to start her new school in America. But a bit nervous too, for when she walks into the classroom, everything goes quiet. Everyone stares. Danbi wants to join in the dances and the games, but she doesn't know the rules and just can't get anything right. Luckily, she isn't one to give up. With a spark of imagination, she makes up a new game and leads her classmates on a parade to remember Danbi Leads the School Parade introduces readers to an irresistible new character. In this first story, she learns to navigate her two cultures and realizes that when you open your world to others, their world opens up to you.

Author: Anna Kim
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Published: 07/07/2020
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 9.60h x 9.30w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9780451478894
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 508743 / Danbi Leads the School Parade

Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 06/01/2020 pg. 50
Kirkus Reviews 06/01/2020
Publishers Weekly 06/15/2020
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 07/01/2020
Booklist 07/01/2020 pg. 72

About the Author
Anna Kim immigrated to the United States from Korea when she was a child, just like Danbi. She grew up doodling around the edges of her notebooks and on any loose scraps of paper she could find. During her years of teaching music to children, she discovered that drawing stories on sticky notes worked magic for kids who couldn't sit still. Danbi Leads the School Parade is her debut. Anna lives in New York City, in a home full of sticky notes.

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