When This World Was New
New York, NY: Lee & Low Books
1999, 32 pages
This children's book reflects the experience of Danilito and his parents as they leave their homeland in the Caribbean and come to live in the U.S. Although excited, they are nervous about life in a place where they don't speak the language or know the customs. The concerns of finding work and settling into a new school and neighborhood are uppermost in everyone's mind, but a magical, unexpected snowfall raises everyone's spirits and hopes about their new home in America. The book includes a classroom guide that is accessible online. Ages 4 and up.
This resource may be free from your local library or purchased from the publisher.