In this bilingual picture book, cousins from opposite sides of the border visit each other’s towns and delight in their similarities and differences.
Two cousins live in two towns, separated by a river. But there is also a bigger divide—the US-Mexico border—which means they live in different countries. On the girl’s side, English is the main language, and on the boy’s it’s Spanish. The cousins love their towns, and they love visiting each other’s, where they notice some things are the same and some are wonderfully different, adding up to a vibrant world full of even more possibilities.
Author Nicholas Solis shows how border towns are special places, beautiful and dynamic, because two cultures can be better than one—and both cultures should be equally treasured and respected.---from the publisher
32 pages 978-0593109915 Ages 5-8
Keywords: towns, family, diversity, diverse books, multicultural, cultures, respecting others, Social Studies Curriculum, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, Social Studies Curriculum, accepting others, bilingual, Spanish/English
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