This is book five in a 15-book series in which students learn about different places across the globe through letters written by characters from each place. This series is intended to bridge the gap across cultures, to demonstrate that we are all people, no matter where we were born or live. Featured: Aruba, Cape Verde, El Salvador, Guadeloupe, Japan, Kentucky_USA, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Micronesia_Melanesia_Polynesia, Portugal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Spain, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tuvalu, Venezuela, Western Sahara
This book is geared for kids, but I learned quite a bit myself! I enjoyed the pictures at the end of each country/chapter. Very inspiring to kids and a great reminder of how we are all connected.
An interesting idea for a kids book series. It's creative and not too short. I like that it's meant to put an end to stereotypes. This is a good series to introduce kids to different cultures and ideas from around the world. It teaches them not to look at others as strange, but as a people just like themselves.
When Rocky Balboa goes to "Russia" to train, that was actually in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. And the Prince of Lichtenstein hosts a party for citizens every year. These are just two of the fun facts you get to learn by reading this book.
But more importantly it's so great to get to know about different countries in this way. Very touching and funny to hear children describe their country or city. I just wish there were more countries and letters.
An easy, short, and refreshing read!
These books help get kids acquainted with the peoples and places around the world. Serving to help unite and prevent racial prejudices, this book jumps around the world with a very brief fun new letter from a new guide who tells a little bit about what makes each new place unique. Nice idea for kids from ages 6 to 12 or so.
I really enjoyed this book and the message it conveyed. We live in times where there's so much division, based on race, gender and religion. The beautiful message in this book is simple, we re all human beings with the same basic wants and needs. The book teaches children about other countries around the world, a nice way for them to learn about history and about other cultures. Diversity is a beautiful thing. and we should embrace it not fear it. Excellent , excellent job author. Thank you so much for putting something positive out into the world. I highly recommend this book.
I bought this book because I wanted to read the individual stories of young people from different cultures. It was great fun reading a page or two about their lives and their country. The book description says it is for children but I found the information to be very interesting.
The idea of learning about young peoples lives and their perceptions of their country would be a great exercise for middle and high school social studies classes. The stories in this book are made up by the author using a child’s perspective. The author did a good job but students would have to research the accuracy of the information and perhaps comment on that. What a great assignment! Buy this book.