Here you will discover picture books that have valuable life lessons demonstrated in a cheerful and engaging way! Search for them at your public library!!
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Charlotte Zolotow Award winner
We just found out that this book is the winner of the Charlotte Zolotow award. Congratulations! A
Vietnamese son goes fishing in the early morning hours with his father.
This is before his father has to go to work. The intimacy of fishing
together allows the father to tell his son about his home country,
Vietnam. This book, in a loving way, captures the refugee experience and
the immigrant experience. And even if readers cannot relate to either
of those, they will be able to relate to the struggles of getting
through the day and getting food on the table. No matter the
circumstances, the overreaching universal theme of survival is what we
all know and understand. We all share this at differing levels. We can
applaud the people who take care of their families and push through
exhaustion especially after having escaped a war. We never know people's
stories until we ask...and listen.