WHERE WE COME FROM by Celebrated Authors Diane Wilson, Sun Yung Shin, Shannon Gibney, and John Coy, with Illustrations by Dion MBD, Named a 2023 White Raven Book

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Lerner Publishing Group™ is pleased to announce that Where We Come From, written by acclaimed authors Diane Wilson, Sun Yung Shin, Shannon Gibney, and John Coy, and illustrated by Dion MBD, has been included in the prestigious White Ravens 2023 catalogue. The honor will be celebrated during a ceremony at the 2023 Frankfurt Book Fair.

This year’s White Ravens recommendation list features 200 notable new children’s and young adult books in 39 languages from 57 countries. They have been selected by the International Youth Library‘s children’s literature experts which focuses on titles that might be of particular interest to an international audience because of their literary and pictorial quality and the topics they address.

Published by Carolrhoda Books®, Where We Come From, is a unique and powerful collaboration between four renowned authors who lyrically explore the elements that shape who they are. Their individual stories explore place, ancestors, movement, struggle, determination, and hope. Richly layered illustrations from artist Dion MBD connect past and present, making for an accessible and visually striking look at history, family, and identity.

Praise for Where We Come From:

“Outstanding in all ways, this title deserves a place in most collections and adds a wonderful opportunity for upper elementary students (and higher!) to unpack our complicated histories.”—starred, School Library Journal

“[A] quilt of many details that gives the reader less a feeling of understanding one person but more a sense of the rich tapestry that is America.”—Kirkus Reviews

“This collaboration of American voices offers an unusual and honest look at the complexity of identity.”
Shelf Awareness

About the Publisher
Carolrhoda Books®, an imprint of Lerner Publishing Group™, has been publishing high-quality, award-winning books since 1969. Our picture books spark children’s imaginations and offer new ways of looking at the world. Our middle-grade books stand out not only for their quality, but also for the breadth of genres encompassed, from coming-of-age stories to exceptional nonfiction to mysteries. Carolrhoda authors and illustrators have been honored with awards such as the Coretta Scott King Book Award, the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal, and the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award. We believe that all children should be able to find themselves in the pages of a book.

Where We Come From
October 2022
$18.99 Hardcover, Jacketed
eBook Also Available
Ages 5-10
HC: 978-1-5415-9612-2
40 Pages ● 9 1/4 × 11

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