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Slide 1 : Hi! My name is Kate Narita. This is day 8 of my summer 2019 #bookaday challenge. Today I will be talking about Pie in the Sky.
Slide 4: I’ve been fortunate to live in two foreign countries in my life. I spent ten months living in Chile when I was in college, and then when I was an adult and married I spent five months living in Japan with my family. It’s a really challenging time when one moves to a foreign country because one is not able to understand what’s being said. When I saw this picture I thought my gosh, that’s exactly how I felt! You can see he’s only catching a few words. Mostly it sounds like strange utterances to him, and he’s not able to understand what people are saying. Also, he feels like an alien. He feels like he doesn’t belong. This depiction of him with four eyes really shows just how much of an outsider he feels like at this time. Whenever a book captures exactly how I’ve felt in my life, it always stays close to my heart.
Slide 6: Finally, I always like to include a book for teachers who want to talk to students about a subject but are unable to do so using a novel. Check out Anne Sibley O’Brien’s I’m New Here. It features three different immigrants, one from Guatemala, one from Korea and one from Somalia.
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