What Does It Mean to Be Global?

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In this whimsically-drawn and thoughtfully told story, children learn what it means to be global by visiting the pyramids, eating sushi, celebrating Kwanzaa, and learning how to say "hello" in Swahili. The book is a conversation starter for parents and educators to teach children about the goodness in exploring, appreciating, and respecting other children's traditions, religions, and values the world over.

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Overview

In this whimsically-drawn and thoughtfully told story, children learn what it means to be global by visiting the pyramids, eating sushi, celebrating Kwanzaa, and learning how to say "hello" in Swahili. The book is a conversation starter for parents and educators to teach children about the goodness in exploring, appreciating, and respecting other children's traditions, religions, and values the world over.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780984080601
  • Publisher: Little Pickle Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Series: What Does It Mean To Be...? Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 187,059
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Author Bio:

Rana DiOrio was born in Providence, RI and grew up in a colorful Italian-American family. Her curiosity about the world began in kindergarten, while studying Western access to China and, obviously, panda bears. As a political science major/psychology minor in college, and then as a law student, she became fascinated with understanding perspective, and how just about any person, place, thing, or situation can be interpreted in so many valid ways.

“I believe that I have two ears, two eyes and one mouth intentionally, so I listen and observe more than I talk,” she explains. “As a result, I think I’m better able to respect and appreciate diversity.” Rana’s inspiration for writing What Does It Mean To Be Global? was the election of President Barack Obama and explaining its significance, on so many levels, to her children.

Rana has written her way through life–as a student, a lawyer, an investment banker, a private equity investor, and now as an author and publisher of children’s picture books. Her interests include practicing yoga, reading non-fiction, dreaming, effecting positive change, and, of course, being global, green, and present. She lives in Tiburon, California with her three Little Pickles.

Illustrator Bio:

Chris Hill was born and raised in London, Canada. After graduating from university with a degree in psychology, she filled her backpack with a few of her favorite items, including a sketch pad and some Sharpie™ pens, and traveled to California for an excursion. She never left. Chris became a teacher in San Francisco, where she enjoyed teaching art to her kindergarteners, and used her whimsical cartoon characters to entertain and motivate her middle school students.

After over a decade of teaching and honing her own artistic skills, Chris opened Mackie Mack, a purveyor of handmade stationery, invitations, and canvases. Her wit, creativity, and innate sense of people make her happy characters come alive. “While illustrating What Does It Mean To Be Global?, I was inspired by the idea that a single kind gesture could change another person’s view of the world and herself,” she explains, “and the idea that this positive energy might be contagious, leading to a more peaceful and purposeful life for everyone.”

Visit Chris on the web at www.mackiemack.com.

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Read an Excerpt

"Being global means...
...being curious about other parts of the world.
...recognizing that your language is just one of thousands spoken on our earth.
...listen to all different kinds of music."

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  • Posted July 30, 2010

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    A Mom's Choice Awards Recipient!

    What Does It Mean to Be Global is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, and New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. . Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.

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  • Posted September 4, 2012

    Great way to share the value of global citizenship!

    Check out this great book to get raise awareness about the many little things we can do to be global citizens. Published in three languages and replete with bright, whimsical illustrations, What Does It Mean to Be Global takes a fresh, common-sense approach to the value of being a global citizen.

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  • Posted September 10, 2012

    This book has such amazing messages, and is definitely a must-re

    This book has such amazing messages, and is definitely a must-read for today's children. It teaches messages of acceptance and unity.

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  • Posted September 5, 2012

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    "What Does It Mean To Be Global" is an excellent resou

    "What Does It Mean To Be Global" is an excellent resource for parents and teachers. It uses and easy question and answer format to introduce the concept of global community, then goes on to provide practical ways for each of us, adult or child, to truly live in a globally aware manner. The illustrations are simply and bright, adding value to an already wonderful book. My children enjoy explaining the concepts in this book to their friends and family.

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