"Can you say "hello" in nine languages? You can! Join children from around the world as they play, sing, and travel, trying all types of food and experiencing other traditions. Living respectfully and peacefully with one another, they celebrate diversity, see how their actions affect another person's experience, and come to understand that being global means being a citizen of the world.
The first book in Rana DiOrio's award-winning What Does It Mean To Be ...?® series, What Does It Mean To Be Global? has won six awards: The USA Book News Best Books Award for Children's Picture Book: Nonfiction; the Next Generation Indie Book Award for Multicultural Nonfiction; the Mom's Choice Gold Award for Children's Picture Book, Peoples, Places and Cultures; Learning Solutions Magazine Teachers' Choice Award for Children's Books; IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Winner for Interior Design in Children's/Young Adult; and The Nautilus Silver Award for Children's Illustrated."
About the Author
Rana DiOrio is an intrepid force for empowerment and positive change. Her purpose is to help people maximize their potential, and she continues to expound and expand upon that mission across her diverse and highly successful career.
As a corporate and securities attorney, tech-sector investment banker, investor, and advisory board member, Rana has catalyzed the financial, operational, and cultural growth of organizations for almost three decades. As an award-winning author and children's media entrepreneur, she has sparked meaningful conversations between children and their caring adults and is focused on fostering kindness in the next generation by helping creatives who make this possible realize the full potential of their work through her company, Creative Mint, Inc. She lives in San Francisco, CA with her three children. Follow Rana on Twitter @ranadiorio and on Instagram @ranedear.