Bibliographic Information: Soetoro-Ng, M. (2011). Ladder to the Moon. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press.

Annotation:Little girl named Suhaila misses her grandma. One night, her grandma came to visit her and took her to the moon by a ladder. There, they look at all the people who have been affected by tragedies.

Genre: fantasy, folklore

Grade Level: K-3

Readers who will like this book: Children learning about social issues.

Response/Rating(1-4): 4; this book beautifully displays the commonality among all humanity throughout our world.

Text Dependent Question: Where did she go with her grandmother?


A. Questioning the Author

B. This strategy encourages students to ask questions as they read a story so that they can make sense of it.

C. This strategy would be great to question the author as to why she brought us different issues, or what could they represent.