Our family has embarked on virtual travels to various countries and regions. To explore these countries and their cultures, we have followed along with the festivals, cooked and eaten traditional foods, learned of traditional handicrafts with hands on exploration, along with many activities to immerse ourselves. Chronicled here are some of these activities.

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Ghanaian Coming of Age Story | Read Around the World Summer Reading Series


I'm taking part in a great collaboration with bloggers from around the world: The Read Around the World Summer Reading series. Multiple times a week for the remainder of summer, someone recommends a multicultural themed book, for various different age ranges.

The novel, Between Sisters by Adwoa Badoe, is a coming of age story set in Ghana. It explores universal themes such as friendship, trust, love, and betrayal within a Ghanaian cultural context  - a great way for older kids to learn about a culture. It truly gives a glimpse of modern day city living in Ghana and pointed us in the direction of making kelewele and listening to Highlife music in our exploration. 

You can find the details and schedule of this project at Multicultural Kid Blogs . You can also follow along with our Pinterest Board filled with great books!

4 comments:

  1. This sounds like a great book! I love when authors find the balance between universal themes and showing us a particular context. Also nice to focus on an urban setting in Africa.

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    1. Absolutely - and indeed, great to have a story set in urban setting, especially for YA readers.

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  2. When I saw this on your face book page it sounded intriguing! I'm going to have to start stocking up soon on all these fabulous book recommendations of yours!

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    1. It's been fun reading everyone's suggestions - I always love a good multicultural book :)

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