A Bear for Bimi

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

When Bimi’s refugee family immigrates to America and moves into Evie’s neighborhood, not everybody is welcoming. But with the help of Evie’s teddy bear, Bimi’s family becomes part of the neighborhood and Evie makes a new friend.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Picture Books
Category Diverse Books: Celebrating Differences , Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2021
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2021-09-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039250, JUV039060, JUV074000
Dewey [E]
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 580
Features Activities, Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Author: Jane Breskin Zalben

Jane Breskin Zalben, an author, artist and abstract painter, was born in New York City, went to the High School of Music & Art in Harlem, graduated Queens College, and went on to study printmaking at the Pratt Graphics Center in Manhattan. She has created more than 50 award-winning books for children. Her work has been exhibited in libraries, galleries, and museums. Her studio is on Long Island, New York.

Illustrator: Yevgenia Nayberg

Yevgenia Nayberg is an illustrator, painter, and set and costume designer. She received a Sydney Taylor Silver Medal for her illustrations for Drop by Drop. She lives in New York.

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Kirkus Reviews

“A lovely story about friendship, welcoming the other, and winning people’s hearts with kindness.” — Kirkus Reviews