Sing to the Moon
From the Series Lantana Global Picture Books
Jjajja tells me, ‘Sing to the Moon,’ and perhaps my wishes will come true soon.
For one little Ugandan boy, no wish is too big. First he dreams of reaching the stars and then of riding a supernova straight to Mars. But on a rainy day at his grandfather’s house, he is brought down to earth with a bump. Do adventures only happen in galaxies far away, or can he find magic a little closer to home?
A touching story steeped in Ugandan culture of a grandfather’s love for his grandson and the quiet pleasures of a rainy day.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning|
|Number of Pages||40|
|BISACS||JUV057000, JUV013030, JUV030010|
|Dimensions||9.75 x 9.75|
|Guided Reading Level||TBD|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.1|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||199212|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Original artwork, and Reviewed|
Author: Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl
Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl was born in the United States to Ugandan parents and works in international development in East and Southern Africa. Her debut picture book Sleep Well, Siba and Saba was a Kirkus Best Book of the Year 2017.
Illustrator: Sandra van Doorn
French illustrator Sandra van Doorn's picture books have received various accolades, including a Kate Greenaway Medal nomination. She lives in Australia and is the founder of small, independent press Red Paper Kite.
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Lantana Global Picture Books
Lantana Global Picture Books are inclusive and international stories celebrating every kind of child and family, because all children deserve to see themselves in the books they read. With a focus on #ownvoices authors from under-represented groups, these stories make a… View available downloads →
- Children's Africana Book Award