Clearinghouse Resource


When This World Was New


Figueredo, D.H.


New York, NY: Lee & Low Books

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

1999, 32 pages

Description of Resource

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, but a magical, unexpected snowfall raises everyone's spirits and hopes about their new home.. The book includes a classroom guide that is accessible online. 

Recommended for ages 4 and up.




This resource may be free from your local library or purchased from the publisher.