Here I Am


Patricia Hee Kim


Sonia Sanchez

Book Summary

Newly arrived from their faraway homeland, a boy and his family enter into the lights, noise, and traffic of a busy American city in this dazzling wordless picture book. The language is unfamiliar. Food, habits, games, and gestures are puzzling. They boy clings tightly to his special keepsake from home and wonders how he will find his way. How will he once again become the happy, confident kid he used to be? Walk in his shoes as he takes the first tentative steps toward discovering joy in his new world. A poignant and affirming view of the immigrant experience.

Immigrant, Immigration, Korea, Korean, American, Korean-American, Asian

Age Range
Ages 4 to 8 (grades K-3)
Picture Window Books
Book Category