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