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Compiled by way of skilled librarians, throughout Cultures introduces you to greater than four hundred contemporary fiction and nonfiction multicultural assets for preschool via grade 6 and encourages you to make literature approximately range an essential component of your application of guideline. prepared in thematic groupings (Identity and Self-Image, friends and family, Traditions, Exploring the previous in various groups, for example), this full of life quantity hyperlinks diversified peoples, subject matters, and concerns. It provides either annotations and sensible suggestion on programming techniques. Connections are made to initiatives, image organizers, and actions.
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Her tooth is loose and her father has told her that if you leave your tooth under a gourd, the African Tooth Fairy will leave you a chicken. Amina’s tooth finally falls out and she gets two chickens. She cares for them and becomes caught up in the routine of the African village. Her hen lays eggs and Amina waits for them to hatch. As her family is leaving to return home, Amina runs to the chicken coop and sees some of the chicks hatching. This story is based on a family experience. It is written by FAMILIES, FRIENDS, AND NEIGHBORHOODS ✶ 45 Penda Diakité, who is Amina’s older sister.
As she and her family bring the cat into their home, Allison begins to understand and accept her family situation. She knows she belongs. 79 Young, Ed ✶ My Mei Mei Illus. by the author ✶ Philomel, 2006 ✶ 0-399-24339-9 CHINESE AMERICAN ✶ GRADES K–3 Ed Young presents a personal story of adoption from the perspective of his older adoptive daughter, Antonia. Antonia describes flying home to America from China with her parents, Mommy and Baba (father). She pretends to be an older sister. Her dream comes true FAMILIES, FRIENDS, AND NEIGHBORHOODS ✶ 43 when she returns to China with her parents to adopt another baby who is named Rachel.
David, who is also adopted, has mixed feelings. Like any sibling, he is apprehensive about the impact the new baby will have on his relationship with his parents. When the baby, Jin Woo, arrives from Korea, David holds him. In the car, David makes Jin Woo laugh. At home, David’s parents share a letter that they have written that reassures him. David gives Jin Woo the mobile of ducks and looks forward to being his big brother. 76 Cole, Joanna ✶ How I Was Adopted: Samantha’s Story Illus. by Maxie Chambliss ✶ Morrow, 1995 ✶ 0-688-11929-8 EUROPEAN AMERICAN ✶ GRADES PRESCHOOL–2 Samantha tells about her home and her family.