I’ve been loving the geographically themed What to Read Wednesdays of late… It should come at no surprise that this adoptive mama is aiming to raise globally minded kiddos. (see also: France, Africa, Mexico)
As an aside, here’s what I’ve been reading myself lately:
Give Your Child the World by Jamie C. Martin and At Home in the World by Tsh Oxenreider. The former details raising globally minded, compassionate kids by way of exposure to diverse, international literature. The latter details the author’s trek around the world with her husband and three kids for a school year. I believe there’s immense value in both approaches– both in reading about the world and in seeing it with one’s own eyes.
But back to Japan: We’ve never been, but it’s foremost on Husband’s travel bucket list. We did fly right over the island nation on our way to and from Little Man in China. We honestly don’t have a lot of Japanese themed books in our home library, though many of our favorite family films hail from there. (Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, and Ponyo are a few, plus of course the Samuri Jack series.)
And back to books: Here are two from our collection that are more global than Japan-specific:
One specifically from Japan:
And finally, since sushi is Japan’s national food and the ultimate favored cuisine for 4/5 of our household (the remaining 1/5 likes it, too) I had to also include this one:
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