The Differences We Share
by Susan Hughes
Our current time can be rather divisive and polarizing. Do we want to teach our kids that others are different from us …or do we want to encourage inclusiveness? I know my answer. If you agree, take a look at this kids book. It focuses on the ways in which children from around the world are alike. The author frames this in terms of our common needs. These include feeling loved and protected, having shelter, being educated, and eating.
The book opens with asking a child to remember their first word. It goes on to show illustrations of kids from around the world who share their own first words and tell the reader what their choice mean in English. Each of the following sections similarly point out what children have in coomon. The takeaway is that things that may seem so different really are not.
This book could be a good resource for preschools. It also may belong on your home bookshelf.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Owlkids Books for this title. All opinions are my own.
This title will be published on 15 April 2022.