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Episode 25: Immigrant & Refugee MG Stories

On their one year anniversary, the Mamas share their favorite heartwarming and hard hitting immigrant & refugee novels for Middle Graders. Since Margie’s life is one big immigrant story and Heather’s small, rural world was widened by international students who came for the holidays, the topic of immigration and refugees is close to their hearts. So, think globally but listen locally as the Mamas discuss ways to introduce kiddos to other cultures through books and much more!

Book Discussion
The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf
Front Desk series by Kelly Yang
One Good Thing About America by Ruth Freeman
The Only Road & Crossroads by Alexandra Diaz

Pick 6: Tips for introducing kids to other cultures

  1. Try a new ethnic restaurant and randomly order off the menu
  2. Learn how to pronounce someone’s name correctly
  3. Goog It! Research a country you know nothing about
  4. Learn to say “hello” in other languages
  5. Celebrate a holiday from another country
  6. Order it on Amazon! Search for candy, drinks and snacks from other countries and try them
  7. Bonus: Visit an international market or grocery store