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Styling Librarian: International Mindedness Part 4
Here’s my fourth post on International Mindedness: Various books also cultivate deep discussion to develop International Mindedness: I use these books for a variety of purposes. Since I am moving to an IB/PYP school in Hong Kong to be a teacher librarian there (will be blogging about this quite soon), I expect to find even more inspiring world awareness books that raise knowledge of international mindedness. I’m quite excited about that transition although preparations are quickly encroaching on my normal independent time (like writing this blog).
Favorite read aloud books I use to develop International Mindedness:
World Awareness Part 4: Read Aloud treasures:
Loved reading some books recently that connect with world awareness:
ALL of Grace Lin’s books, especially my most recent read: Dumpling Days.
This book was a fabulous fiction book that made me feel like I was presently living with her through her travels to Taiwan with her family.
By the time I was done reading this book, I was quite hungry.
No English by Jacqueline Jules
Beautiful friendship book which is a wonderful point of view of a student who is curious about a new classmate who doesn’t know how to speak English and just moved from Argentina. Love that the library is part of the story as well!
Duck for Turkey Day by Jacqueline Jules
Really excited to see this picture book that connected to another world awareness, fitting in, misunderstanding and celebration through education. Loved reading!
I hate English! By Ellen Levine - Moving from Hong Kong to New York was quite a difficult transition for Mei Mei who found the English sounds frustrating. Think I’ll be experiencing the opposite when I move to Hong Kong in July!
The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi – Moving from Korea, Unhei is anxious that her American classmates won’t be able to pronounce her name, so she says that she’ll pick a name from a jar within a week. Love that appreciation of one’s culture is prioritized by the end of the book.
Another post to come soon… trying to consistently post on this favorite topic at least ONCE a month!
I wrote four other posts on International Mindedness/World Awareness:
This post is partially connected with this reading challenge:
World Awareness Wonderful Blog Resources: Repeating this because it is worth it- from my third blog post on International Mindedness:
Here’s a perfect list- with other ones at the bottom for world awareness:
Why our kids must read far and wide, wonderful video by Mitali Perkins @mitaliperkins
Reading Challenges galore including some very thoughtful ones on World Awareness:
El Dia de los Ninos