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 Danbi leads the school parade
 Author: Kim, Anna

 Publisher:  Viking (2020)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [34] p., col. ill., 24 cm

 BTSB No: 517927 ISBN: 9780451478894
 Ages: 3-7 Grades: K-2

 Koreans -- United States
 School stories
 Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
 Parades -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

Danbi is thrilled to start her new school in America. But a bit nervous too, for when she walks into the classroom, everything goes quiet. Everyone stares. Danbi wants to join in the dances and the games, but she doesn't know the rules and just can't get anything right. Luckily, she isn't one to give up. With a spark of imagination, she makes up a new game and leads her classmates on a parade to remember!

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.00
   Points: .5   Quiz: 508743

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (06/01/20)
   School Library Journal (06/01/20)
   Booklist (07/01/20)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/07/20)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 06/01/2020 PreS-Gr 2—Danbi, an immigrant from Korea, is feeling anxious on her first day of school in America. Her heart pounds as she enters the classroom. Everyone stares at her. Even though many of the class activities and games are new, she participates as best as she can. During lunchtime, kids are curious about how to use her chopsticks, so she shows them and then leads them on a musical parade around the school. Kim, a debut author, has created detailed illustrations in soft colors, highlighting Danbi's fears and then the brighter spots in a brand new setting. VERDICT A sweet and helpful book for children who are nervous about moving or starting a new school—or any big change.—Noureen Qadir-Jafar, Syosset Lib., NY - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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