Wednesday, September 7, 2011
I See the Sun in Afghanistan...Review & Giveaway!
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...
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