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Picture of The Day You Begin

The Day You Begin

by Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael Lopez


Format: Print/Braille

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January 2021 Book Club Selection
In contracted braille (UEB)
Ages 5-8
Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3

See also: The Spanish edition of this book, El dia en que descubres quien eres

There will be times when you walk into a room
and no one there is quite like you.

National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson offers a poignant, heartening book about finding courage to connect, even when you feel scared and alone.

There are many reasons to feel different. Maybe it's how you look or talk, or where you're from; maybe it's what you eat, or something just as random. It's not easy to take those first steps into a place where nobody really knows you yet, but somehow you do it. Woodson reminds us that we all feel like outsiders sometimes — and how brave it is that we go forth anyway. And that sometimes, when we reach out and begin to share our stories, others will be happy to meet us halfway.

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