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My name is Sangoel / written by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed ; illustrated by Catherine Stock.

By: Williams, Karen Lynn.
Contributor(s): Mohammed, Khadra | Stock, Catherine [illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2009Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780802853073; 0802853072.Subject(s): Communication -- Juvenile fiction | Names, Personal -- Juvenile fiction | Immigrants -- Juvenile fiction | Refugees -- Juvenile fiction | Sudanese Americans -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: [E] LOC classification: PZ7.M727455 | My 2009Other classification: I712.85 Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection | Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010.Summary: As a refugee from Sudan to the United States, Sangoel is frustrated that no one can pronounce his name correctly until he finds a clever way to solve the problem.
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As a refugee from Sudan to the United States, Sangoel is frustrated that no one can pronounce his name correctly until he finds a clever way to solve the problem.

Elementary Grade.

440 Lexile.

A Junior Library Guild selection

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-When eight-year-old Sangoel comes to the United States from war-torn Sudan, everyone mispronounces his Dinka name until he has the bright idea to make a rebus of a sun and a soccer goal on his T-shirt. This simple story puts a child-friendly spin on a common immigrant experience as the child's classmates respond with similar puzzle pictures of their own names. Stock's mixed-media illustrations include scenes from the sun-drenched refugee camp, the U.S. airport with its confusing messages, and the family's new home in a snowy city. The diversity of the boy's schoolmates is evident in Stock's skillfully detailed watercolor and collage illustrations. An endnote gives more information about refugees and refugee camps as well as about Dinka naming practices. This picture book by the authors of Four Feet, Two Sandals (Eerdmans, 2007) is an excellent addition to the growing body of immigration stories for young readers.-Kathleen Isaacs, Children's Literature Specialist, Pasadena, MD (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Karen Lynn Williams has written several books about the difficult lives of children around the world, including Galimoto (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard), Tap-Tap (Clarion), and Circles of Hope (Eerdmans). Karen has lived in Haiti and Malawi, but now lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. <p>Visit Karen Lynn Williams's personal website: www.karenlynnwilliams.com <br> <br> Khadra Mohammed is the executive director of the Pittsburgh Refugee Center and has worked with refugees in the United States and abroad for more than twenty years. Khadra lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.<br> <br> Catherine Stock is the author and illustrator of Where Are You Going, Manyoni? (Morrow) and Gugu's House (Clarion). She has illustrated numerous other books, including Karen Lynn Williams's Galimoto and the Gus and Grandpa series of books by Claudia Mills. She lives in New York and France. "</p>

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