Raising World Citizens
Jacob and Johannah in Thailand
The world needs to be known, not ignored! We discuss giving our kids a global perspective in the video below.
Book Suggestions for Raising Globally Aware Kids
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- A Single Shard, Linda Sue Park (Korea)
- All-of-a-Kind Family, Sydney Taylor (Jewish-American)
- Esperanza Rising, Pam Munoz Ryan (Mexican-American)
- Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword, Barry Deutsch (Orthodox Judaism)
- Homesick, Jean Fritz (Americans living in China)
- How Tia Lola Came to Stay, Julia Alvarez (Hispanic)
- Inside Out and Back Again, Thanhha Lai (Vietnamese experience in verse)
- Journey to Jo’burg, Beverley Naidoo (South Africa)
- Little Britches, Ralph Moody (American experience)
- Mary Poppins, P. L. Travers (British culture)
- Om-Kas-Toe of the Blackfeet, Kenneth Thomasma (Native American Experience)
- One Crazy Summer, Rita Williams-Garcia (African American Civil Rights Experience)
- Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, Eleanor Coerr (Japan, post WW2)
- Secret of the Andes, Ann Nolan Clark (Incan)
- The Dreamer, Pam Munoz Ryan (South America, biography of Pablo Neruda)
- Wheel on the School, Meinart DeJong (Holland)
- Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze, Elizabeth Foreman Lewis (China)
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Sometimes it’s not easy to be a world citizen when you’re homeschooling full time and trying to pay for math and science books. You can create an environment, though, that gives children a window of insight and also an appetite for pursuing global experiences when they’re adults.
Watch the video below to learn more!