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How My Family Lives in America

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Publisher Comments:

In How My Family Lives in America, author-photographer Susan Kuklin zeroes in on the source of cultural identity: the family. Meet:

Sanu, who is learning how to braid her hair and to cook the same African meal her father makes.

Eric, who loves to play baseball with his dad and to dance the merengue with his friends and family.

April, who works hard on her Chinese writing and tries to keep up with her family's challenging games.

Their stories emphasize the seemingly minor and everyday ways heritage is transmitted: stories, songs, games, language, special occasions. They show the importance of choice and adaptation in forging a cultural identity. And they provoke readers to examine their own families — what makes them the same, what makes them distinct, and how this uniqueness is celebrated.

Synopsis:

Sanu (mother born in Baltimore, father born in Senegal), Eric (mother born in New York City, father born in Puerto Rico), and April (both parents born in Taiwan) live in New York City. Their families live with one foot in America and one in another country. These first-person accounts illuminate the uniqueness of ethnic tradition and reveal how it is fostered and adapted within a family. Full-color photos.

About the Author

Susan Kuklin is a noted author and photographer of books for young children as well as for older readers. Her seven previous photo essays for Bradbury Press have been hailed as "models of photojournalism for young readers" (The New York Times Book Review), as "notable for their realistic approaches, relatively detailed text, and attractive format" (ALA Booklist), and as "excellent additions to any library" (School Library Journal). Her highly praised books for older readers include Fighting Back and What Do I Do Now? (both Putnam). Ms. Kuklin lives in New York City with her husband, Bailey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689822216
Author:
Kuklin, Susan
Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
Location:
New York
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Minorities
Subject:
Social Science - General
Subject:
Ethnic - General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Sociology
Subject:
People & Places - General
Subject:
Asian americans
Subject:
Hispanic americans
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Social Studies - General
Subject:
Social Science : General
Subject:
African Americans - Social life and customs
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Children s-People and Cultures
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B221
Series Volume:
ch. A7
Publication Date:
September 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
8 x 10 in 5.25 oz
Age Level:
4-8

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"Synopsis" by , Sanu (mother born in Baltimore, father born in Senegal), Eric (mother born in New York City, father born in Puerto Rico), and April (both parents born in Taiwan) live in New York City. Their families live with one foot in America and one in another country. These first-person accounts illuminate the uniqueness of ethnic tradition and reveal how it is fostered and adapted within a family. Full-color photos.
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