How My Parents Learned to Eat

Author : Ina R. Friedman

Available : Rented
Age Group :Children
A bi-racial child tells the story of how her Japanese mother and American father met, fell in love, struggled to understand each other´s ways, and finally married. It´s a wonderful portrait of diversity, showing children that superficial differences in cultures don´t really mean much and shouldn´t get in the way of people appreciating each other. But just as important to me is the fact that this is one of the few children´s books I know of that shows adults falling in love in a realistic way - no fairy tale, love at first sight kind of thing, but a picture of love growing as two people learn more about each other. Those two qualities - its appreciation of cultural diversity and its honest portrait of love - make it a little gem.

A bi-racial child tells the story of how her Japanese mother and American father met, fell in love, struggled to understand each other´s ways, and finally married. It´s a wonderful portrait of diversity, showing children that superficial differences in cultures don´t really mean much and shouldn´t get in the way of people appreciating each other. But just as important to me is the fact that this is one of the few children´s books I know of that shows adults falling in love in a realistic way - no fairy tale, love at first sight kind of thing, but a picture of love growing as two people learn more about each other. Those two qualities - its appreciation of cultural diversity and its honest portrait of love - make it a little gem.

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