A New School Year (Hardcover)
Stories in Six Voices
Charlesbridge Publishing, 9781580897303, 48pp.
Publication Date: June 27, 2017
In a unique narrative, readers meet a diverse group of six children ranging in age from Kindergarten through ﬁfth grade. With nerves and excitement each child gears up for a new school year by hustling in the morning, meeting new teachers and new classmates during the day, and heading home with homework and relief by day's end. Simple, bright illustrations focus on each child and his/her worries, hopes, and successes on the ﬁrst day of school.
About the Author
Sally Derby is the author of many books for children, including Kyle's Island, Sunday Shopping (Lee & Low), Jump Back, Paul: The Life and Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar (Candlewick), and No Mush Today (Lee & Low). Sally lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mika Song is a children's writer/illustrator who grew up in Manila, Philippines, and Honolulu, Hawaii, before moving to New York to study animation at Pratt Institute. She is the author/illustrator of Tea with Oliver.