Angelina's Island

Angelina's Island

Jeanette Winter / Oct 16, 2019

Angelina s Island Every day I tell Mama I want to go home Every day she tells me We are home Angelina New York is home now Angelina s heart aches for Jamaica and no matter how much Mama talks of having a better life

  • Title: Angelina's Island
  • Author: Jeanette Winter
  • ISBN: 9780374303495
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Every day I tell Mama,I want to go home.Every day she tells me,We are home, Angelina.New York is home now Angelina s heart aches for Jamaica, and no matter how much Mama talks of having a better life in New York, Angelina still dreams about mangos, johnnycake, rainbow colored birds, and the warmth of the sand under her feet Then one day Mama sees something in the paper aEvery day I tell Mama,I want to go home.Every day she tells me,We are home, Angelina.New York is home now Angelina s heart aches for Jamaica, and no matter how much Mama talks of having a better life in New York, Angelina still dreams about mangos, johnnycake, rainbow colored birds, and the warmth of the sand under her feet Then one day Mama sees something in the paper about Carnival in Brooklyn, New York, and she thinks she may have found a way to soothe Angelina s homesickness With vibrant colors that seem to dance right off the page, Jeanette Winter pays homage to Jamaica and the traditions of the West Indian people.

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    1. Angelina has moved from Jamaica to New York, and desperately misses her island home. Interesting artwork supports the simple text. I had no idea that Carnival takes place in Brooklyn on Labor Day and that "West Indian children have their own mas bands and parade on the Saturday before Labor Day, with costumes as elaborate as those of the adults. After they parade down city streets, a grand finale and dance competition is held on stage before thousands of people. Carnival jeeps alive the traditio [...]


    2. Genre: Multicultural, picturebook, contemporary realistic fictionLexile: N/a, but my search indicated that it is for Preschool-KindergartenAge Level: Early ChildhoodMain characters: Angelina, her motherSetting: NYPOV: narratorThis FANTASTIC book tells the story of the main character, Angelina. Angelina is a young girl living in Brooklyn, NY, who desperately misses her home in Jamaica. Every day she tells her Mama that she wants to go home. Angelina describes how New York simply does not feel lik [...]


    3. Angelina, an immigrant girl from Jamaica, does not feel at home when she first arrived in New York City, an unfamiliar "island" of concrete buildings until she participates in the Carnival parade on Labor Day, a cultural event in the city to promote the awareness of diversity. The poetic story and the colorful illustrations will help many children relate to their stories of immigration, or stories of their immigrant friends.


    4. Multicultural Book 8The main character dreams of being in Jamaica where the beach, the sun, the sand, her grandmother, the birds, and many beautiful costumes are. Mother helps the main character take part in a Carnival festival that helps her feel as if she is at home. In the end she realizes where she is can be her island.


    5. Angelina is new to New York and missing Jamaica. A carnival celebrations helps her homesickness. The text flows when read aloud, the descriptions are excellent, and the illustrations are wonderfully bold. My 4 year old loved this book even though I doubted she could relate to much being a white girl from Eastern North Carolina. She liked the illustrations and the fruit, I think!


    6. A celebration of Brooklyn's annual Carnival told through the voice of a young girl who has recently moved to New York City from Jamaica. Pair this one up with Melanie Hope Greenberg's MERMAIDS ON PARADE for a celebration of community events in the New York City area.


    7. Every day, Angelina dreams of her home in Jamaica and imagines she is there, until her mother finds a wonderful way to convince her that New York is now their home.




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