The Global Fund for Children, an organizational member of the Children’s Book Guild, is pleased to share with you Kids Becoming Global Citizens, a free online Resource Guide for parents and educators.
Cynthia Pon, Director of Global Fund for Children Books, says “We hope this will be a helpful resource that will provide many hours of reading/discussing good books with your children, as well as activities and online games that encourage young ones to learn about diversity, tolerance and global citizenship.”
The Resource Guide lists books for children on such topics as
- environmental stewardship,
- children of the world,
- global citizenship (including Susan Roth’s Listen to the Wind written with Greg Mortenson and published by Dial, about one man’s effort to build schools in Pakistan),
- religious diversity and
- diversity in the United States (including Uma Krishnswami’s book Bringing Asha Home, illustrated by Jamel Akib and published by Lee and Low. Arun desperately wants a sister with whom to celebrate Rahki Day, a Hindu holiday when siblings honor each other. He is delighted when his parents tell him they are adopting a baby girl from his father’s native India, and though the waiting is hard, Arun lovingly prepares to welcome Asha to his family)