RELEASE DATE: Sept. 15, 2020
Giant coloration pictures (sometimes composed of montages) and accessible, easy textual content spotlight international similarities and variations, all the time specializing in our common connections.
Whereas baby readers might not acknowledge Manzano, the Puerto Rican actress who performed Maria on Sesame Road, adults will acknowledge her as a trusted numerous voice. In her endnote, she explains her want to “encourage energetic conversations about shared experiences.” Beginning out with the acquainted, residence and group, the textual content begins with “What number of WONDERFUL PEOPLE have you learnt?” Then it strikes out to the world: “Do you know there are about 8 BILLION PEOPLE on the planet?” The photograph essay options the same old concrete similarities and variations discovered in lots of books of this kind, resembling housing (a Mongolian yurt reverse a Hong Kong residence constructing overlooking a basketball courtroom), meals (dumplings, pizza, cotton sweet, a churro, and so on.), and college. Manzano additionally makes certain to level out likenesses in feelings, as proven in a montage of photographs from international locations together with China, Spain, Kashmir (Pakistan/India), and the US. On the finish, a world map and thumbnail photos present the places of all photographs, revealing a preponderance of examples from the U.S. and a slight underrepresentation for Africa and South America.
Partaking, well-chosen photos and a transparent, coherent textual content illuminate the significance of empathy for the world’s inhabitants.
(Informational image e book. 5-8)
Pub Date: Sept. 15, 2020
Web page Rely: 32
Writer: Nationwide Geographic Youngsters
Overview Posted On-line: Might 3, 2020
Kirkus Opinions Subject: Might 15, 2020
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