This item: My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay by Cari Best Hardcover $11.99 Pink Is for Boys by Robb Pearlman Hardcover $11.99 Annie's Plaid Shirt by Stacy B. Davids Hardcover $14.82 This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. The illustrations by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, beautifully capture the playfulness of the written word. I got this book to read to my 1st grade students. When their teacher asks her students what activity they want to do on Field Day, Zulay surprises everyone when she says she wants to run a race. Her story would most definitely have differed if her character went to a school with less economic resources. Illustrator: Vanessa Brantley-Newton. But what I found important was that her character struggles with accepting her own status as being labeled as "disabled". When their teacher asks her students what activity they want to do on Field Day, Zulay surprises everyone when she says she wants to run a race. Zulay and her three best friends are all in the same first grade class and study the same things, even though Zulay is blind. Zulay and her three best friends are all in the same first grade class and study the same things, even though Zulay is blind. Genre: Fiction. With the help of a teacher, Zulay works hard to overcome the odds and achieve success. Young readers will understand the challenges that Zulay faces in getting around but also that all students face unique challenges. Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); First edition (January 13, 2015). ISBN: 9780374388195. My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay [GRPL Book Club] (Book Club Kit) : Best, Cari : "Zulay is a blind girl who longs to be able to run in the race on field and track day at her school"-- Provided by publisher. This idealistic story lines seems as though it's due to the fact that Zulay attends a seemly wealthy private school that can accommodate her needs. Descriptive Annotation: This book is about a blind, young girl named Zulay. Zulay and her three best friends are all in the same first grade class and study the same things, even though Zulay is blind. Something went wrong. An inspiring, multicultural story about a girl who demonstrates an "I can" attitude, Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2017. Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux. When their teacher asks her students what activity they want to do on Field Day, Zulay surprises everyone when she says she wants to run a race. And mostly, she is. Zulay's desk contains a "fold-ing hold-ing cold-ing" white cane, which she's reluctantly learning to use with the help of an aide, Ms. Turner. This is a story about four friends and one of whom is very special young lady who is happens to be blind. When their teacher asks her students what activity they want to do on Field Day, Zulay surprises everyone when she says she wants to run a race. Please try your request again later. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Publisher Summary. Cari Best, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton FSG Books for Young Readers Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Zulay and her three best friends are all in the same first grade class and study the same things, even though Zulay is blind. This story about friendship and self-confidence is a great choice for young, blind/visually impaired readers and their sighted classmates. Zulay and her three best friends are all in the same first grade class and study the same things, even though Zulay is blind. Zulay also is in 1st grade. Cari Best has produced a very useful and fun teaching tool with this book. She can't accept being othered and made different by her teachers and her peers. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. A slightly raised braille alphabet on the back cover is a nice touch. Everyone in the class is announcing what event they want to compete in and Zulay … Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Visit Amazon's Vanessa Brantley-Newton Page, Children's Sports & Outdoors Books (Books), © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Zulay is going through a process that almost all blind/VI kiddos go through at some point; she just wants to fit in and be "normal". Zulay and her three best friends are all in the same first grade class and study the same things, even though Zulay is blind. She does not let her blindness stop her and is determined to run in the schools upcoming field day race. Zulay is a young girl who suffers from blindness. Cheerful, inclusive, well-told story from the POV of a first grade girl who recently lost her sight and is concerned about standing out from her classmates. We get to see how she goes to school, makes friends, and even runs a race just like every other child in class. When their first-grade teacher, Ms. Seeger, surprises them with an announcement about an upcoming field day, excitement fills the air. Visually impaired adult here, and I love this book! The characters featured in Three Cheers for Catherine the Great! Zulay and her three best friends are all in the same first grade class and study the same things, even though Zulay is blind. When their teacher asks her students what activity they want to do on Field Day, Zulay surprises everyone when she says she wants to run a race. Publisher and Year: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2015. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay, is an inspiring story about a young girl who believes she can and tries. My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay (Book) : Best, Cari : "Zulay is a blind girl who longs to be able to run in the race on field and track day at her school"-- Provided by publisher. Cari Best has written many award-winning picture books, including Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen, aSchool Library Journal Best Book of the Year; Are You Going to Be Good?, a Parents' Choice Award Winner; and, most recently,Beatrice Spells Some Lulus and Learns to Write a Letter. Zulay, who is blind, wants to be treated like the other kids in her elementary classroom. Number of pages: 31. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay by Cari Best (2015, Picture Book) at the best online prices at eBay! When their first-grade teacher, Ms. Seeger, surprises them with an announcement about an upcoming field day, excitement fills the air. Browse the world's largest eBookstore and start reading today on the web, tablet, phone, or ereader. This story is a great read-aloud for younger students due to the length of the text, but just right as independent reading for second and third graders. Hey guys here is my children's book review of My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay by Cari Best. It's also highlighted that she has different strengths in comparison to the other students: She's strong at math and writing, while she struggles at drawing shapes. With the help of a special aide and the support of her friends, Zulay does just that. I found the content to be very useful in capturing the complex experience of a child with a disability in a school where the majority of students are able bodied. Best brought the book to a great conclusion with Zulay finally finding her own strength and confidence as she runs the race she dreams of. When their teacher asks her students what activity they want to do on Field Day, Zulay surprises everyone when she says she wants to run a race. Title: My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. 362 Ratings. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Zulay is blind and just learning to use her cane. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay by Cari Best Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015 40 Pages, Grades K-3. Their teacher, Ms. Seeger, announces to the class that Field Day is coming. [Cari Best; Vanessa Brantley-Newton] -- "Zulay is a blind girl who longs to be able to run in the race on field and track day at her school"-- They are all first graders. Children's Book Review: My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay by Cari Best, illus. Looking out for Sarah: A day in the life of a guide dog: Sarah is a real person.Her story is told from the point of view of her guide dog. This picture book is a great way to continue building diverse library collections for all readers.—Amy Shepherd, St. Anne's Episcopal School, Middleton, DE. Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm Other contributors I've never seen this type of children's book before. WANT TO PURCHASE? Bookshare - Accessible Books for Individuals with Print Disabilities This is important to understand because when talking about disabilities, the narratives of children of color are often kept in the shadows. So nice to see a children's book hip and new around the topic of visual impairment. Zulay is a young girl who suffers from blindness. When their teacher asks her students what activity they want to do on Field Day, Zulay surprises everyone when she says she wants to run a race. K-Gr 3-Best friends Maya, Nancy, Chyng, and Zulay laugh and sing and help one another with homework. Reviewed in the United States on February 19, 2015. Zulay is not only a racial minority, but she is also a blind student in a class of seeing students. Title My three best friends and me, Zulay / Cari Best ; pictures by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. Children start noticing differences among themselves at a very early age, and so I greatly appreciated reading this book. I found that important because like anyone, people have strengths and weaknesses, but they shouldn't be defined by them. My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay is a realistic fiction book about Zulay and her three best friends. Zulay and her three best friends are all in the same first grade class and study the same things, even though Zulay is blind. to get a copy of My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay, I’ll receive a small commission that helps support this website. This story is inspiring and inclusive. Ms. Best lives in Weston, Connecticut. Not only does the book feature multicultural characters in strong roles, Zulay also demonstrates a growth mindset. My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay, is an inspiring story about a young girl who believes she can and tries. Zulay and her three best friends are all in the same first grade class and study the same things, even though Zulay is blind. Read 97 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The language captures has children speak about themselves, their, peers, and adults. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Author: Cari Best. Cari Best has written many award-winning picture books, including Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year; and My Three Best Friends and Me, described by the New York Times as “refreshing” and “exciting.” Her picture book If I Could Drive, Mama was described by Publishers Weekly as “a wonderful tribute to an imagination in perpetual motion.” K-Gr 3-Best friends Maya, Nancy, Chyng, and Zulay laugh and sing and help one another with homework. Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Special Needs, Juvenile Fiction / Sports & Recreation / General. Illustrator/Photographer: Vanessa Brantley-Newton. Bright, colorful illustrations on a clean white backdrop are crisp and clear and mesh seamlessly with the text. My three best friends and me, Zulay(Book) My three best friends and me, Zulay. We get to see how she goes to school, makes friends, and even runs a race just like every other child in class. Posted by aherrma2 on March 11, 2015. Zulay's mention of learning to read braille, swim and climb trees despite difficulty will reassure blind kids whose hands are also "learn[ing] the way," and all kids will cheer as she and Ms. Turner fly around the track. With the help of a special aide and the support of her friends, Zulay does just that. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. With the help of a special aide and the support of her friends, Zulay does just that. The 22 students each announces the events they want to compete in, and Zulay surprises everyone when she says she would like to run in the race. She has great teachers that motivate and support her. Zulay and her three best friends are all in the same first grade class and study the same things, even though Zulay is blind. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay | Zulay and her three best friends are all in the same first grade class and study the same things, even though Zulay is blind. Zulay also is in 1st grade. ), Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2020. Best, Cari. Author (s): Cari Best. My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay. With the help of a special ai Title: My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay Format: Hardcover Product dimensions: 40 pages, 10.8 X 8.9 X 0.36 in Shipping dimensions: 40 pages, 10.8 X 8.9 X 0.36 in Published: 24 novembre 2016 Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) Language: English Read full review. Zulay is portrayed as a happy, well-rounded first grader, and the author pays the perfect amount of attention to her special needs. Get this from a library! (The concept of friendship is very interesting in our house at the moment! My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Free shipping for many products! Vanessa Brantley-Newton's wonderfully spirited illustrations find the subtler commonalities between them all, as they mirror one another in their expressions and body language. When their first-grade teacher, Ms. Seeger, surprises them with an announcement about an upcoming field day, excitement fills the air. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2019, My preschooler picked out this book, intrigued by the reference to three best friends, and has seemed reasonably happy with it. Best's rendering of the cheerful inclusiveness in Zulay's classroom toward a child with a disability is equally exciting.” ―The New York Times. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Please try again. Zulay is still as bright as her classmates even though she struggles at capturing visual practicum. When their teacher asks her students what activity they want to do on Field Day, Zulay surprises everyone when she says she wants to run a race. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Published New York : Margaret Ferguson Books, Farrar Straus Giroux, 2015. It would be perfect for kids who are struggling to accept their differences. When their teacher asks her students what activity they want to do on Field Day, Zulay surprises everyone when she says she wants to run a race. My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay. The story was slightly idealistic as Zulay has a strong group of friends, goes to a school where there are professional staff with the skills to teach blind students, and she doesn't face bullying. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. Zulay's classroom has 22 desks, the children’s name tags spelled in colorful braille dots. She is in a regular classroom with students her age. Average … There's a problem loading this menu right now. Ms. Newton lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.oohlaladesignstudio.blogspot.com, Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2015. 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