Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Children in our World - Poverty and Hunger

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Book Review - Children in our World - Poverty and Hunger

Children in our World - Poverty and Hunger

About the Book
With our 24/7 news cycle and constant access to the latest headlines, the world can be a scary place. Now imagine you're a child trying to make sense of it all! What does this news mean? How does it affect me? That's where Children in Our World can help. This beautifully illustrated non-fiction series takes a timely look at today's biggest issues and sensitively explains the crises that dominate the news in an appropriate way for young children. Each book uses relatable comparisons, carefully researched text, and striking illustrations to help kids understand the many difficulties that children just like them face in the world today. Poverty and Hunger discusses the questions What is poverty and hunger? How do they affect people in countries all over the world? It helps children begin to understand the way others struggle with these issues and learn about ways they can help. Where issues are not appropriate to describe in words, award-winning illustrator Hanane Kai uses a deft hand to create powerful illustrations that help children visualize the people impacted by poverty, hunger, war, racism, and more. All of the images are sensitively rendered and perfectly suited for younger children. These books are an excellent cross-curricular resource”use them to explore these important issues and tie them into discussions about food, wealth, compassion, empathy, and current affairs.

My Take on the Book
This is a powerful book that will really open your eyes to the world around you and what you and your child can do to make substantive change to impact poverty and hunger in the world today. The book really explores issues that I know that I want my own daughters to learn about and ones that they may not be effected by within our own community. Thus, in reading this with them it was important that we talk about this as we went along and the book really provided us with the venue to do just that. Very well written, powerful and poignant.

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