Modern Multicultural Books for Kids

"You cannot help shoots grow by pulling them up." -Chinese proverb Not just sprouting plants but young kids' hearts are very tender. I remember my teacher reading Tikki Tikki Tembo in class. Afterward, all the kids looked my way and tried their own nonsense version of Chinese to talk to me. On the school bus, peers would make slanted eyes at me, sometimes adding, "Konnichiwa." Nobody ever teased me more than that, but maybe they were intimidated by my possible Bruce Lee kung fu skills. I'm … [Read more...]