On the first day of kindergarten Molly, Savera, and Hannah help each other and work together planting trees, and find they have lots in common, although they come from different backgrounds and religious traditions.
This wonderfully illustrated book teaches love and acceptance – friendship with those who are not like us. The three authors – also of different faith traditions – are friends who collaborated on this project.
This book should be part of every school library.
I have never understood why people can do such evil to other people… yet it is so common in our world: Cambodia; Rwanda; Myanmar; Sudan; Kosovo… where does it stop?
Genocide has been part of my own family history from World War II in Poland. In The Sandcastle Girls, through a love story, Chris Bohjalian exposes the horrors of the Armenian genocide – the slaughter of 1.5 million people just over a century ago that many Americans are unaware of.
Set in Aleppo, Syria, with well-developed characters and captivating plot, you won’t be able to set this story down.