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The Shape of Home (Hardcover)
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“A joyful, wildly imaginative book” —The New York Times
It’s Rashin’s first day of school in America! Everything is a different shape than what she’s used to: from the foods on her breakfast plate to the letters in the books! And the kids' families are from all over! The new teacher asks each child to imagine the shape of home on a map. Rashin knows right away what she’ll say: Iran looks like a cat! What will the other kids say?
What about the country YOUR family is originally from? Is it shaped like an apple? A boot? A torch?
Open this book to join Rashin in discovering the true things that shape a place called home.
P R A I S E
★ “A creative, child-centered picture book about finding a new home after immigration. Ebulliently illustrated.”
★ “It’s hard to find a more joyful take on the first day of school in a new country than that found in Kheiriyeh’s new work.”
—School Library Journal (starred)
★ “Exuberant...A warm and welcoming story about a group of children who may have come from other places but have found a classroom that is ‘shaped like a home.’”
About the Author
Rashin Kheiriyeh was born in Khorramshahr, Iran. She received a PhD in illustration and an MFA in graphic design from Alzahra University in Tehran. She has published over eighty books in countries around the world and created illustrations for The New York Times. Rashin was named a 2017 Maurice Sendak Fellow and was the winner of the New Horizon Award at the Bologna Book Fair. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and lives in Washington, DC. Visit her online at www.rashinart.com.
"“A joyful, wildly imaginative book” —New York Times Book Review,
"[STAR] “Exuberant...A warm and welcoming story.’”—Booklist (star),
"[STAR] “A creative, child-centered picture book about finding a new home after immigration. Ebulliently illustrated.”—Kirkus Reviews (star),
"[STAR] “It’s hard to find a more joyful take on the first day of school in a new country than that found in Kheiriyeh’s new work.”—School Library Journal (star),