All the Places We Call HomePublisher: Hachette Book Group | WorthyKidsISBN: 9781546012665Genre: Picture BookPrice: $17.99
In her first picture book, author Patrice Gopo illuminates how family stories help shape children, help form their identity, and help connect them with the broader world. Her lyrical language, paired with Jenin Mohammed's richly textured artwork, creates a beautiful, stirring portrait of a child's deep ties to cultures and communities beyond where she lays her head to sleep. Ultimately, this story speaks a truth that all children need to hear: The places we come from are part of us, even if we can't always be near them. All the Places We Call Home is a quiet triumph that encourages an awakening to our own stories and to the stories of those around us.
Patrice Gopo is the child of Jamaican immigrants and was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She is an award-winning essayist and the author of All the Colors We Will See, a Fall 2018 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her ties to Jamaica and other parts of the world sparked her early desire to travel to the cities and countries she traced on a globe. In time, as she began writing about her experiences, Patrice became interested in how places contribute to the people we become. Ultimately, she hopes her stories celebrate the beauty of living a multifaceted life. Patrice lives with her family in North Carolina—a place she considers another home. All the Places We Call Home is her first picture book. Learn more about her here.
All the Places We Call Home is such a delicate weaving of bedtime story, geography lesson and family/cultural history, and we love the beautiful framing: “Tonight, though, can we visit the memories?”Sustainable Arts Foundation
Beautifully illustrated and written, the book is joyfully inspiring and satisfying.Marita Golden