These titles focus on children who compare their experiences as immigrants in the U.S. to life in their homelands. Bahishta compares life in Afghanistan to that in California, while Suhith compares India to Wisconsin. The narrators briefly discuss their home life, food, faith, education, clothing, and festivals. Colorful photographs and graphics relate to the texts. Both titles include a map of the country of origin and of the relevant U.S. state, but there is no indication of the distance between the two. Boldfaced words are defined in the glossaries, but there are no pronunciation guides. These books are attractive but there is not enough information for reports.-Margaret R. Tassia, Millersville University, PA
I Come from Indiaby Valerie J. Weber, Susan Nations (Consultant)
Using an immigrant child's own words, each title in this series tells the compelling story of a child from a family that has recently come to live in the United States. The children featured come from six different countries in various parts of the world. Young readers will learn how these children have adapted to living in a strange land and how much of their culture they have retained and cherished. Correlated to the social studies curriculum, the first-person accounts and vivid colorful photographs of daily living bring to life the immigrant experience and give students a deeper understanding of people, places, and environments around the world.
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