Danbi Leads the School Parade by Anna Kim
Danbi’s off for her first day of Kindergarten. A momentous occasion. For this little charmer, the day is even more significant. It's her first day of school in America.
New day. New school. New country.
Boom. Boom. Boom. She approaches this venture into the unknown with her heart wildly thumping.
For a girl from Korea, everything is strange and puzzling. A blonde teacher with very pale skin, and a cluster of children, many who do not look like her, stare in wonder at the newcomer. Things are off to a difficult start.
Everything is foreign. New language. Baffling writing system. Dancing is strange. Games don't follow any rules that she knows. Saddest of all, she is without a friend.