Manjhi Moves a Mountain

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Dashrath Manjhi used a hammer and chisel, grit, determination, and twenty years to carve a path through the mountain separating his poor village from the nearby village with schools, markets, and a hospital. Manjhi Moves a Mountain shows how everyone can make a difference if their heart is big enough.

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978-1-939547-34-7
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978-1-954354-18-0
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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books, Social Studies
Category Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Class, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2017
Publisher Creston Books
Imprint Creston Books
Language English
Number of Pages 36
Publication Date 2017-09-10
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF007110, JNF007050, JNF053160
Dewey 625.7092
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.75 x 11
Lexile 610
Guided Reading Level M
ATOS Reading Level 3.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 189738
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Original artwork, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Awards

  • 2021 Sakura Medal Longlist, Long-listed, 2021
  • 2018 South Asia Book Award Winner, Winner, 2018
  • Young Reader's Choice, Winner, 2018
  • 2018 Third Grade to Fourth Grade Book of the Year Finalist, Short-listed, 2018
  • 2018 NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Selection, Winner, 2018
  • Ezra Jack Keats Finalist, Commended, 2017
  • Children's Book Award, Winner, 2017
  • Eureka! Honor Book, Winner, 2017

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“Churnin’s prose has an elegance appropriate for her inspiring tale. . . . Heartening.”—School Library Journal

School Library Journal

“A finely illustrated true story to encourage social emotional learning that belongs in most collections.”—School Library Journal

Author: Nancy Churnin

Nancy Churnin is the author of many children’s books, including Martin & Anne, Sydney Taylor Notable Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing, and the Sydney Taylor Honor Book Dear Mr. Dickens. She is a full-time writer living in Texas.

Illustrator: Danny Popovici

Danny Popovici likes to draw pictures. He tells stories through picture book illustrations, water color painting, urban sketching, and visual development for animation and games. If he's not drawing, there's a good chance he's watching Netflix, walking his dog, or reading a book.

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Manjhi Moves a Mountain

Dashrath Manjhi used a hammer and chisel, grit, determination, and twenty years to carve a path through the mountain separating his poor village from the nearby village with schools, markets, and a hospital. Manjhi Moves a Mountain shows how everyone can make a difference if… View available downloads →