Kids Read: Russia

We will definitely look for more books from Russia in the future. Last week and this week we read primarily folktales because of #folktaleweek on Instagram. Artists from around the world shared their work centered around several themes. A few #bookstagram accounts and I joined together to highlight folktales from around the world using the… Continue reading Kids Read: Russia

Kids Read: Ghana

Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi has been on my TBR pile for a while, so I decided to head our reading in that direction this week. You can read more about my experience with Homegoing below. I was so excited when I came across a collection of Ananse stories late this week by a Ghanian author.… Continue reading Kids Read: Ghana

Kids Read: Pakistan

Here in the United States I'm never sure if we get an accurate picture of what is going on politically, socially, culturally, and economically in South Asia, where Pakistan is located. I'm often nervous to write about these countries because my limited knowledge about that area of the world leaves a lot of room for… Continue reading Kids Read: Pakistan

Picture Book Update

Today I'm sharing four picture books that have popped up on my radar since reading books from those countries. Somalia -┬áThe Travels of Igal Shidad: A Somali Folktale, retold by Kelly Dupre, illustrated by Somali-Canadian Amin Amir, translated into Somali for this bilingual book, and published by the Minnesota Humanities Center is the story of… Continue reading Picture Book Update

Where We’re Headed in October

I know we're already in October, but I wanted to share my plan in case you wanted to join in on the reading around the world fun! In October we will be reading book from: Week of October 3: Venezuela Week of October 10: updates and some single book highlights Week of October 17: Pakistan… Continue reading Where We’re Headed in October

Kids Read: Germany

We have been reading books from Germany for the past few weeks. I was waiting for some of them to come in from the library and abroad, and am working on figuring out our new back-to-school schedule. We also just love Grimm's Fairy Tales, so we lingered reading them. You can look further down this… Continue reading Kids Read: Germany

Kids Read: Egypt

Everytime I think "oh, I'll have no problem finding books from this country," I have a problem. I was able to find one Egyptian-American children's book author writing in English, and one Candian-Egyptian author. I didn't find any that were translated into English. . I would love to hear of any books you know about from Egypt,… Continue reading Kids Read: Egypt