More than 20 years after Children Just Like Me, this updated version of the book introduces 44 new children who live in countries that include Ethiopia, France, Japan, Kazakhstan, and Vietnam. As the book moves continent by continent, readers receive a geographic overview of each region followed by profiles of each child that fill a full page or spread. Photographs of the children and the peoples, places, and things in their lives are joined by concise descriptions of their homes, schools, interests, and cuisines: Shigo, a Maasai girl from Tanzania, enjoys porridge-like ugali and making beaded jewelry, while seven-year-old Shaowei from Beijing declares, "I want to create a robot that can solve everyone's problems." Rich with cultural detail, it's a vibrant resource that celebrates global diversity while underscoring commonalities that bridge nation, faith, and upbringing. Ages 7–10. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/19/2016 Release date: 09/06/2016 Genre: Children's
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