Umbrella: Taro Yashima


  • Author/Illustrator: Taro Yashima

  • Publisher: Viking Press

  • Publication Year: 1958

  • Brief Summary: A little girl named Momo can’t wait to use the umbrella and red rubber boots she was given on her third birthday. This is a story about a child’s growing independence and impatience to become a “grown-up lady”.
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  • Ideas for using this book in classroom or library:

    • Introduction to multicultural literature
    • Growing up…have you ever felt like you can’t wait to grow up?  What can’t you wait to do?
  • Brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core/etc.

  • Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.: N/A

  • Accessed at: Personal Library



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