On behalf of Multicultural Children’s Book Day, I am reviewing ebooks from One Globe Kids, a nonprofit with a mission to spread global friendship stories and educational resources.
What I really love about these eBook is that it is an experience. It’s fascinating to learn about Valdo in Haiti. He and his parents travel down a mountain (4o minutes hike), take a tap tap (like a van service), and then a bus. All this travel is for a half day of kindergarten! All this is narrated by Valdo himself!
I loved learning about what Valdo eats and how he plays. But there’s more! There are modules to learn to count and converse in his language, Kreyol. There are also facts about Haiti and vocabulary modules.
One Globe Kids is more than a book … it’s an interactive travel experience!
One Globe Kids is a digital library of global friendship stories and education resources. Each story is developed to help kids 4-10yrs old draw connections between their life and that of peers in other countries, almost as if making a new friend. Children can currently ‘visit’ new friends in Haiti, Indonesia, The Netherlands, Burundi, New York City and Israel.
One Globe Kids is a non-profit program by Globe Smart Kids, an American 501(c)3. All Globe Smart Kids programs help children grow up feeling safe, happy and excited about interacting with diverse people and in diverse contexts.
Anne Glick is one of the co-founders of Globe Smart Kids and also the author and photographer of the One Globe Kids stories. She shared her personal story of why she made One Globe Kids in a TEDx talk: “How a child’s imagination can fight prejudice”.
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