One Green Apple byEve Bunting,Ted Lewin (Illustrator)

Synopsis

Farah feels alone, even when surrounded by her classmates. She listens and nods but doesn’t speak. It’s hard being the new kid in school, especially when you’re from another country and don’t know the language. Then, on a field trip to an apple orchard, Farah discovers there are lots of things that sound the same as they did at home, from dogs crunching their food to the ripple of friendly laughter. As she helps the class make apple cider, Farah connects with the other students and begins to feel that she belongs.

Ted Lewin’s gorgeous sun-drenched paintings and Eve Bunting’s sensitive text immediately put the reader into another child’s shoes in this timely story of a young Muslim immigrant.

Key Ideas

  • Muslim
  • New environment
  • Culture

Lesson Plans

Islam

One Green Apple

Apples

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Pre-Service teacher working on my Masters in Elementary Education at the University of South Florida.
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