Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I See the Sun in Afghanistan...Review & Giveaway!

I was recently sent the latest book in a series I really enjoy sharing with the kids.  The I See the Sun series is one I have read to A&W before so when the latest installment hit the shelves, I See the Sun in Afghanistan, I could not wait to read it to them.  Here is the scoop...

Nearly every day we hear something about Afghanistan in the news. Our children hear "Afghanistan," too. Some children have parents in the military stationed there. Some children know our country is fighting a war there; others may simply know that Afghanistan is someplace somewhere else. Period.

I See the Sun in Afghanistan is the third book in the award-winning
I See the Sun series written by Dedie King and illustrated by Judith Inglese. The book provides a glimpse into the daily life of an Afghan family as seen through the eyes of Habiba, a young girl growing up in the town of Bamiyan. Without negating the realities of a war-torn country, this is a story that accurately and sensitively sheds light on the fact that Afghan children have the same basic needs and concerns as children everywhere: family, food and shelter, education, and security. Children will be able to recognize the similarities as well as the differences between their own daily life and the culture of Afghanistan. 

This book is lovely.  It does a wonderful job of showing the differences in our American cultures while driving home the important message that despite our difference we really are the same deep down.  Habiba goes to school, spends time with family, goes to the store and helps with chores just as most American children do.  She eats things that are likely different and lives in a different sort of house and also has worries about war that our children experience in a different way.  I think I See the Sun in Afghanistan does an amazing job of introducing children to different cultures and of promoting acceptance.  This entire series is a gem and should be on bookshelves everywhere.  Bravo! 

You can pick up a copy of I See the Sun in Afghanistan today on Amazon...



I am so pleased to tell you that one lucky RBM reader will win a copy of I See the Sun in Afghanistan.  Thank so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter...



24 comments:

Peaceful Wishing said...

We don't personally know anyone in Afghanistan, but with all the negativity surrounding it, I think it would be wonderful to read this little treasure with my kids!

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I would like to see some African countries like Nigeria

Kimberly said...

Maybe someplace like Vietman
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jenzen69 said...

i would like to see Israel. its a very misunderstood country
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jenzen69 said...

i would like to see Israel. its a very misunderstood country
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Hifam said...

This looks fascinating. I would love to see one for Egypt.

Patricia N said...

I'd like to see a book on Kenya.
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Alice H said...

Australia would be my choice - thanks for the chance! alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

The McKennas said...

I would love to see one for greece!

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Pat said...

I'd like to see a book on Bosnia.
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Gina said...

Would love to see one for Madagascar

Jolly said...

i'd like to see the philippines!

Raven In A Blue Room said...

Libya!

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Nikki Cole said...

Kenya

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corey1971 said...

Maybe Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

katklaw777 said...

I see the sun in Iceland would be interesting.

Shannon said...

I think nepal would be really interesting

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April said...

I think Iceland would be interesting.

Crib Couture said...

I think Germany would be interesting. cribcouture@yahoo.com

Diana said...

i would love to see Egypt
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Dana said...

Israel...dmatthews38751@yahoo.com

jadavis said...

China
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Jessica said...

Israel
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