Papuan Children’s Comic Book

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As I work to bring more cultural stories and activities into my own kids lives, I’m struck by a different concept – kids who only read and learn about other cultures and have few books representing their own lives.  In Papua, Indonesia children have never had a comic book depicting a familiar life.  Visi Anak Bangsa Foundation helped kids write their own stories about what they thought was interesting.  One girl wrote of a tuber fighting vegetables.  I admire people and organizations that work to fill cultural gaps for kids – whether about their own culture or others.   I’ll be interested in seeing the book once it’s published (in November) and plan to share it with my own kids.   Click here to read the full article.

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I've traveled, lived, worked and studied all over the world. Europe, North Africa, Central & South America, the Middle East and Asia. The more different the culture, the better! I'm determined to introduce my two boys to our multi-cultural world. Living in Washington, D.C. there are international festivals, parades and cultures right in our own backyard. I'll share with you our adventures around town and those that take us on international journeys. I'll also share ideas for introducing your family to foreign food, culture and community at home.

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