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Yamile Saied Méndez | Where Are You From?

This event is free and open to the public and will take place at the bookshop.

Yamile Saied Méndez will join us for a bilingual storytime to read from and sign her new children's book, Where Are You From? 

This resonant picture book tells the story of one girl who constantly gets asked a simple question that doesn’t have a simple answer. A great conversation starter in the home or classroom—a book to share, in the spirit of I Am Enough by Grace Byers and Keturah A. Bobo. When a girl is asked where she’s from—where she’s really from—none of her answers seems to be the right one. Unsure about how to reply, she turns to her loving abuelo for help. He doesn’t give her the response she expects. She gets an even better one. Where am I from? You’re from hurricanes and dark storms, and a tiny singing frog that calls the island people home when the sun goes to sleep.... With themes of self-acceptance, identity, and home, this powerful, lyrical picture book will resonate with readers young and old, from all backgrounds and of all colors—especially anyone who ever felt that they don’t belong. A Spanish-language edition, ¿De dónde eres?, is also available.

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Where Are You From? or ¿De dónde eres? from The King's English.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of Where Are You From? or ¿De dónde eres? today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized.

Event date: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 11:00am
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 S 1500 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Where Are You From? Cover Image
By Yamile Saied Méndez, Jaime Kim (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062839930
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - June 4th, 2019

¿De dónde eres?: Where Are You From? (Spanish edition) Cover Image
By Yamile Saied Méndez, Jaime Kim (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062915252
Availability: Special Order
Published: HarperCollins Espanol - June 4th, 2019