In September, I visited Scotland with my husband, sister, and brother-in-law—and our daughter Maddie joined us for a couple of days in Edinburgh. I’m so grateful to have had this trip. Whenever I’m lucky enough to travel, I think about what people all over the world have both in common and in difference—and how to celebrate both. Here are a few photos from our trip—click here if you want to see the entire (large) photo album on Facebook. (You don’t need a Facebook account to view it.)
If you’re talking about similarities, differences, and embracing other people in the world, you could use We Belong!
Three other picture books I’ve enjoyed recently that would fit into discussions about embracing diversity and being a great world citizen are Rain School, Be a Bridge (by Irene Latham and Charles Waters!), and Geraldine. Wonderful books, all of them!
[My Classroom Connections posts share a way to connect one of my books or poems to a classroom topic–often something timely that you might be covering in the next month or so. Please share this post if you have educator friends who might be interested–thanks!]
WE BELONG should be in every classroom. It is a beautiful message we all need right now. xo