How Did We Get Here?: Exploring the Ancestry of Eastside Residents
Anita Storey (Author) Nathalie Ortega (Illustrator)
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DescriptionSixth graders Anika Veerkar, Benicio "Benny" Flores, and Libby Abrams constantly study their surroundings, hoping to find the next feature story for their online neighborhood newsletter. But they've never turned their inquisitive gazes on themselves before. A chance question about Libby's door decoration leads the friends to realize they're all from immigrant families. This discovery prompts their next big questions: Where are our families from? Why and how did they come to the United States? As the friends learn their families' histories and deal with upsetting news about Anika's stay in the country, they vow to cherish what brings them together. Anika, Benny, and Libby are neighborhood friends--and known to be relentlessly curious. They're always asking questions, and their interest in sharing the answers has led them to start an online newsletter. Encouraged by their parents, they venture out into the community to investigate the most engaging mysteries.
Jolly Fish Press
September 01, 2022
4.9 X 7.3 X 0.3 inches | 0.2 pounds
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About the Author
Maya Chhabra is the author of a middle grade historical novel, Stranger on the Home Front, and a YA verse novel, Chiara in the Dark. Her short stories, poetry, and translations have been published in a variety of venues. Follow her writing updates on Twitter at @MChhabraAuthor. Maya lives in Brooklyn with her wife.
Nathalie Ortega illustrates children's books from all around the world. Her works are published in countries such as the USA, UK, Australia, Spain, and many others. Companies such as Pearson Education, Longman, Oxford University Press, and Harper Collins have her art in picture books, English Language Teaching materials, school books, and more. Nathalie loves working at her home studio with her family and three funny kitties.