Grades 1-5 | Fiction | ISBN 978-1-95303-8-470 | English
- Displays strong cultural and social identities
- Promotes perseverance in face of change
- Demonstrates curiosity and open-mindedness
- Presents appreciation of diversity
- Depth of Knowledge questions and standards-aligned activities for the classroom
- Bilingual pages enhance language skills and build vocabulary, improve a child’s capacity to learn in both languages
- Facilitates the acquisition of additional languages and highlight other cultures
- A portion of the book’s proceeds will go to Alegría Gri Gri Foundation, a non-profit organization that aids the people of Río San Juan and the Dominican Republic.
About The Author
Kianny specializes in writing bilingual children’s literature based on her experiences as a young Dominican girl. Faced with a series of dead-end jobs as a teenager, Kianny made the decision to go to school and get an education so that she can pursue her life goals. Her book Greña / Crazy Hair won first place in the Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book category of the Latino Book Awards in 2018.
Praise for Kiara Moves to a New Neighborhood:
“Kianny Antigua’s stories pack so much emotion and heart. Moving to a new neighborhood is hard. This book is a gift to parents and children who are facing big changes in their lives. What better way to facilitate conversations than by reading together. A great addition to libraries everywhere.”
—Angie Cruz, Author of Dominicana