The Day You Begin

The Day You Begin

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two-time Pura Belpre Illustrator Award winner Rafael Lopez have teamed up to create a poignant, yet heartening book about finding courage to connect, even when you feel scared and alone. There will be times when you walk into a room and no Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature National Book Award w...

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Title:The Day You Begin
Author:Jacqueline Woodson
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0399246533
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:32 pages pages

The Day You Begin Reviews

  • Maria Caplin
    Sep 08, 2018
    Finally had a chance to read this masterpiece several times this morning ?#heartprint ...
  • Lorie Barber
    Jun 08, 2018
    Thank you, Nancy Paulsen, for sending this book so I could share it with my students on their very first day of school. I am honored and grateful. Even more so now that I?ve read it. Woodson?s messages that we can all find things we have in common, and that it takes a lot of brav...
  • Anne
    Sep 13, 2018
    Oh how I wish I had this book when I was a child. ...
  • Edie
    May 20, 2018
    With careful and evocative words, Woodson addresses a child's sense of being excluded, for any number of reasons, race, hair style, lunch ingredients, athletic ability, family life-style. More than half the book gives examples of not being like anyone else and I can picture young reade...
  • Tanesha
    May 07, 2018
    Wonderful, wonderful story, and the illustrations are simply breathtaking. My 7 yr. old enjoyed this so much, and we had a great discussion about the meaning behind the storyline as we read it together. We'll definitely read this many times. Great bedtime and classroom read!! ...
  • Richie Partington
    Jul 17, 2018
    Richie?s Picks: THE DAY YOU BEGIN by Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael López, ill., Nancy Paulsen Books, August 2018, 32p., ISBN: 978-0-399-24653-1 ?Be yourself. Free yourself.? -- Graham Nash (1971) ?There will be times when the words don?t come. Your own voice, once h...
  • Dennis
    Sep 02, 2018
    Just like every other Jacqueline Woodson book - picture book, middle grade, teen, adult - this one went straight to the characters' hearts, and mine. ...
  • Krissy Neddo
    Sep 16, 2018
    Giving this to my teachers to read on the first day of school. ...
  • Laurie Halse  Anderson
    Aug 20, 2018
    Gorgeous and sweet and affirming. Every child starting school should have a copy of this book! ...
  • Allison
    Sep 17, 2018
    Another critical darling that didn't impress me. I've loved Jacqueline Woodson's previous picture books, but this one I did not like much. The language is poetic. The illustrations are nice. But it's very message-y. And it felt long. But the main problem I have with it is the way the n...
  • Chance Lee
    Aug 23, 2018
    The Day You Begin is an illustrated prose poem by Jacqueline Woodson about loneliness, strength, identity, and friendship. The day you begin is ostensibly the day when a young girl from another country beginning school, and the setting remains mostly inside a classroom full of young pe...
  • Beverly
    Sep 12, 2018
    I liked this book and the illustrations were lovely, rendered in acrylic paint, pen, ink, pencil and watercolors. I am not sure, however, that I liked the author switching from child to child, instead of just following one child. ...
  • Elizabeth A
    Oct 15, 2018
    First line: There will be times when you walk into a room and no one there is quite like you. Is there anyone who has not felt that exact way at some point in their lives? This picture book just makes me happy. I love the message of being brave and taking the first steps into a p...
  • Yapha
    May 22, 2018
    Lyrically writing with equally gorgeous illustrations, this powerful and poignant book is perfect for anyone who has ever felt they are on the outside. A must have for all classrooms and libraries. Highly recommended for grades K and up. ...
  • Colby Sharp
    Sep 05, 2018
    One of the best picture books of 2018. Read this aloud to my fifth graders to kick off the school year. https://youtu.be/kMwQMHgVPnw ...
  • Linda
    Sep 10, 2018
    There are other books that speak of starting school, but few that even hint at the worries that might come as well. The cover itself shows some of that, not a happy smile of many who've been shown on social media, but one that is worried at what can happen when one does open the door. ...
  • Michele Knott
    May 17, 2018
    This is going to be one of the most important books to have in your library, regardless of the ages you teach. ...
  • Lisa Newton
    Sep 17, 2018
    This book is so wonderful. The message is so so so special. That each kid and every experience is special. I don?t know how I will read it whole group without tearing up. ??? This book is so wonderful. The message is so so so special. That each kid and every experience is sp...
  • KC
    Sep 16, 2018
    Two words: Jacqueline Woodson. Getting along, being kind, inclusion. Need I say more? ...
  • Beth Honeycutt
    Oct 06, 2018
    How could this book be anything but amazing! I?d add it to a list of picture books to share with students while talking about theme or acceptance. ...
  • Gretchen Taylor
    Sep 09, 2018
    Top of my favorite book list ? my kids loved it, and it?s making its rounds with my colleagues, too. MASTERPIECE. Top of my favorite book list ?? my kids loved it, and it?s making its rounds with my colleagues, too. MASTERPIECE. ...more ...
  • Kate
    Oct 10, 2018
    This is a very sweet children?s book which would be great for kids who feel different from their peers in some way. It discusses what it can be like to feel like you?re different and like you?re an outsider, and how friendships can form through finding commonalities. ...
  • Leslie Basky
    Sep 24, 2018
    Beautiful illustrations. Story looks at how a person feel different because of their name, clothes, food and experiences. It shows how friendship can make someone feel like they belong with one kind word. ...
  • Jennifer Heine
    Sep 24, 2018
    I love this as a read aloud for middle grade students. It inspires students to embrace who they are. It could definitely be a springboard for some reflective writing. ...
  • Julie Kirchner
    Jul 12, 2018
    I had a chance to read this book at NErDCampMI and I am so happy I did! What an important book to have in my library. A look at how we feel when we don?t fit in, but also how important it is to be who we are, too. I can?t wait to share this book with teachers and students. ...
  • Rebecca Caufman
    Sep 19, 2018
    This book celebrates differences and the importance of sharing YOUR personal story in order to let others in to your world and appreciate who YOU are. ...
  • Sonia Allison
    Aug 27, 2018
    shall gives where like and not tree and water standing and move humdililuh wish of peace coulds deseo friends way we say for name uncatches us here see freeds ...
  • Kate Foran
    Sep 26, 2018
    A very ?messagey? book. It?s poetic, the pictures are lovely too, but it feels like those heavy handed messagey kids books that adults love and kids are ?meh? about. It doesn?t have a plot exactly?just many vignettes of different children being ostracized for their di...
  • Kris Dersch
    Sep 12, 2018
    Love! What a beautiful book. Perfect for the start of school or anytime you are confronted with a room of unfamiliar people. The kids in this book aren't quite like others...either because of the color of their skin, the sound of their words, the food they eat, or whether or not they ...
  • Ita
    Sep 10, 2018
    good for on your own program ...