Thursday, September 24, 2009

First review for Sangoel!

Great to Have a Review in School Library Journal!

Here's an excerpt:

When eight-year-old Sangoel comes to the United States from war-torn Sudan, everyone mispronounces his Dinka name until he has the bright idea to make a rebus of a sun and a soccer goal on his T-shirt.  This simple story puts a child-friendly spin on a common immigrant experience as the child's classmates respond with similar puzzle pictures of their own names....

The diversity of the boy's schoolmates is evident in Stock's skillfully detailed watercolor and collage illustrations...

This picture book by the authors of Four Feet, Two Sandals is an excellent addition to the growing body of immigration stories for young readers.

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