Good morning, friends! This is my 50th post on 3rd Culture Wife, and to celebrate, I am giving away a little piece of my host culture. Read on to find out how to win.
Caribbean Dream is a beautifully illustrated picture book that portrays the Caribbean life vividly before your eyes. I first came across the book while searching for books for the island kids I tutor– I wanted to contribute to their library with books that focus on African-Caribbean characters. This is one that caught my attention.
I think it is important to give children books with brown children as the main characters. Most of the books I grew up with had white main characters. I never thought much of this as a kid. Since I’m white, I found the characters relatable. However, as I now live in a African-Caribbean community, I have started to see things through the eyes of brown children. Why are there so few picture books featuring black kids? I don’t know, but I’m always glad when I find good books that do. I think books focusing on people of color and books in diverse cultural settings are essential to any child’s library. For the kids on the island, Caribbean Dream is a great choice because it is something they can relate to. For kids outside the Caribbean, it’s a great choice because it exposes them to cultures different than their own.
To win this book, share a link to this post on your Facebook, WordPress, or other social media site. Then comment below to let me know that you shared it. The fifth person to comment wins! Please note: all comments will be invisible until the contest is over, so you won’t see your or anyone else’s comments until then. Make sure to follow the post so that you can know if you win, so I can get your mailing address to send it.
The contest will end on Saturday, December 19, 2015, so get posting!
Note: The only information I will need from you is a shipping address for the book. I will not keep your information or share it with anyone else.