Kids Like Me: Voices of the Immigrant Experience provides a valuable resource for educators, volunteers, staff of youth organizations and parents of young people attending schools with the "kids" whose profiles are so sensitively shared. Globalization's young faces and voices come alive in Kids Like Me.
Kids Like Me: Voices of the Immigrant Experience is at once a delightful, timely, and very serious contribution to intercultural relations by two of the field’s most experienced practitioners. Judee Blohm and Terri Lapinsky offer a creative, compassionate, informative, and ultimately very practical treatment of a topic that is already huge in its implications and only continues to grow in significance. Teachers, students, and interculturalists alike will benefit from this fine book.
This book is about understanding from the heart, understanding how being "the other" feels, and helping people who have never experienced that "otherness" to feel what being different feels like – to feel the pain of being ostracized or being made to feel different, as well as the gratitude and wonderment of coming to a new place and being welcomed, accepted, and loved. Your book gives teachers meaningful and accessible ways to help them explore these complex themes with their students, to help them recognize the pain inflicted by racism as well as recognize opportunities for kindness, and valuing diversity.