Do your kids know what foods are basic to families in other parts of the world? Do they know the difference between a toy of today and one their grandparents had?
Here’s a list of good books to help your child see beyond the end of the block:
• Rice is the basic food for most of the world’s people. Everybody Cooks Rice tells the story of a young girl named Carrie who learns many delicious ways to prepare rice. (By Thomas Locker, Carolrhoda, 1991.)
• In My Mother’s House shows how native Americans preserve and use natural resources. First published 50 years ago, it is still loved by children today. (By Ann Nolan Clark, Greenwillow, 1990.)
• The Chalk Doll tells the story of a young girl who learns about her mother’s childhood in Jamaica. Readers will enjoy this story of how families are the same and how they change. (By Charlotte Pomerantz, Lippincott, 1989.)
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