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A powerful story sure to awaken empathy and curiosity: Who else has left behind a homeland, and at what cost? Simple text and beautiful illustrations pack a strong emotional punch in this picture book about love and loss, and the lessons of leaving other people behind.
Age Groups: Big Kids, Little Kids
Skills: Empathy, Feelings
Author: Written by Andrea Wang and illustrated by Jason Chin

Discussion Questions

  • What country were you born in?
  • What do you think it would feel like to leave your home country?
  • How does the girl feel in the story?
  • What does she realize about her family?
  • The family makes a new memory about watercress! What are some happy memories that your family has?