Grades K - 2
Grade level Equivalent: 2
Lexile® Measure: AD410L
Guided Reading: M
- Asian and Asian American
- Immigration and Assimilation Experiences
- Parties and Dances
About This Book
This wise picture book offers a compassionate and humorous look at the challenges two sisters face in a new culture.
Rubina has been invited to her first birthday party in America, but her mother insists that she bring along her little sister. Little Sana behaves as badly as Rubina imagines she will, and even eats Rubina's precious lollipop. And yet, when Sana is invited to her first American party, Rubina is not spiteful toward her little sister and explains to their mother that in America children aren't expected to bring their siblings to parties.
The illustrations draw attention to the family's Pakistani heritage, but the story transcends culture and offers an opportunity to talk about forgiveness and the challenges of family life that affect all children.