If You Were Me and Lived In… by Carole P. Roman
This series is a great introduction to other countries. I reviewed the Italy and South Korea books. They both followed a similar format, giving general information about each country. Pronunciations for words were included throughout the book as well as in a glossary in the back. These books are just the right size for a read-aloud. The illustrations feature multicultural children. In some cases, the drawn illustrations are collaged with photographs. Overall, this is a good series to introduce a new countries to children ages 5 to 10.
I received this book as a gift from the author to review for Multicultural Children’s Book Day.
Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020 (1/31/20) is in its 7th year! This non-profit children’s literacy initiative was founded by Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen; two diverse book-loving moms who saw a need to shine the spotlight on all of the multicultural books and authors on the market while also working to get those book into the hands of young readers and educators.
Seven years in, MCBD’s mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in homes and school bookshelves continues.
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