Matchbox Diary

"Instantly engrossing, free of self-pity, and resonant with resilience and gratitude . . . A powerful introduction to the American immigrant story." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) When a little girl visits her great-grandfather, she asks about the collection of matchboxes harboring objects she can hold in her hand, each one evoking a memory.
Together they tell of his journey from Italy to a new country, before he could read and write: the olive pit his mother gave him to suck on when there wasn't enough food; a bottle cap he saw on his way to the boat; a ticket still retaining the thrill of his first baseball game. Newbery Medalist Paul Fleischman and acclaimed illustrator Bagram Ibatoulline tell a breathtaking immigration tale with appeal across generations.
Target age group 6 to 9
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    • ISBN-13
      9780763676384
    • Weight
      0.45 lbs
    • ISBN-10
      0763676381
    • Item #
      63015
  • Category
    Juvenile Fiction
  • Age Group
    6 to 8 yrs
  • Grade Level
    K-2
  • Language
    English
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Theme 1
    Social, Personal & Family Topics
  • Theme 2
    History
  • Detailed (BISAC) Subject/Theme
    Europe
  • Awards
  • Author
    Fleischman, Paul
  • Lexile Level
    570
  • AR Level
    2.8
  • Dewey
    E
  • Publisher
    Random House, Inc.
  • Publication Date
    8/2/2016
  • Pages
    40
  • Dimensions
    0.2 H × 10.4 L × 9.5 W
  • Case Qty
    48

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