Day You Begin, The

Jacqueline Woodson
Other students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider.


Reviewed: 2020-12-01

When Angelina opens up about how her summer was spent, a whole world of opportunity is created. Jacqueline Woodson reminds readers that it’s okay to be different. “There will be a time when you walk into a room and no one there is quite like you.” In this humbling book, we are reminded of how important diversity is and how accepting others are of our differences. Rafael Lopez’s beautiful images depict many students who might read this book and find someone who looks like them. Will you find your voice? Submitted by: Jazmine A.

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