One Green Apple

One Green Apple

Book - 2006
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Farah feels alone, even when surrounded by her classmates. She listens and nods but doesn't speak. It's hard being the new kid in school, especially when you're from another country and don't know the language. Then, on a field trip to an apple orchard, Farah discovers there are lots of things that sound the same as they did at home, from dogs crunching their food to the ripple of friendly laughter. As she helps the class make apple cider, Farah connects with the other students and begins to feel that she belongs.

Ted Lewin's gorgeous sun-drenched paintings and Eve Bunting's sensitive text immediately put the reader into another child's shoes in this timely story of a young Muslim immigrant.
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, 2006
ISBN: 9780618434770
Branch Call Number: E BUN
Characteristics: 32 p. :,col. ill
Additional Contributors: Lewin, Ted


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ArapahoeJody Mar 06, 2018

Eve Bunting has written a lovely book about the immigration experience. The illustrations by Ted Lewin are beautifully executed. However, there is one wee little mistake that deserves caution. The girl in the illustration is wearing a traditional hijab. The text describes this as a dupatta. A dupatta is the shawl that is worn over the shalwar kameez by women in India. Additionally, the Bibliocommons description states the girl is Muslim. This cannot be assumed. The publishers description as well as the other critical reviews do not assume a religion.

Nov 29, 2017

The title is perfect, and this story really captures both the feeling of being an outsider, and how shared events bring people together without non-verbal communication. I really liked it.

faizamalik Nov 05, 2012

This is a very wonderful story. My 6 yr. old and I discussed what it must feel like to move to new country, if you dont speak the language. How do you make friends? How do you deal with being different. I am looking forward to re-reading it to him again.

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