Saturday, January 27, 2018

reading with Halmoni

Halmoni and her twins

She doesn't talk much about herself, and it is a rare treat
when my mother-in-law shares stories of her childhood in Korea. 
I love when she laughs.  
I love that she sparkles when she dresses up,
that she doses our ills with great pots of spicy soup,  
that she is delightedly happy when surrounded by grandchildren. 

Multicultural Children's Book Day is an international event created by children's reading and play advocates Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen to celebrate diversity in children's books, 
and to help get diverse books into classrooms and libraries. 
The theme this year is #ReadYourWorld.

Here's to our one world and the many people and stories that make it beautiful.   



The Twins' Blanket - Hyewon Yum
Wave - Suzy Lee
The Name Jar - Yangsook Choi
Bee-Bim-Bop! - Linda Sue Park, illustrated by Ho Baek Lee
This is Our House - Hyewon Yum
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match - Monica Brown, illustrated by Sara Palacios
Happy in Our Skin - Fran Manushkin, illustrated by Lauren Tobia
The Sandwich Swap - Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Kelly DiPucchio, ill. by Tricia Tusa
Thunder Boy, Jr. - Sherman Alexie, ill. by Yuyi Morales


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