Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Spotlight on Margy Burns Knight

Margy Burns Knight was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Maine to attend college in 1972 where she still resides and teaches English as a Second Language. Her multicultural books are engaging and excellent starting points to begin introducing different cultures to your child. In addition to Talking Walls and Talking Walls: The Stories Continue, she has written Who Belongs Here?: An American Story, a story of a Cambodian boy who immigrates to the United States to escape his war-torn country,Welcoming Babies, an amazing book about welcoming ceremonies and an excellent gift for new parents, and Africa Is Not A Country, a beautiful picture book that features children in different African countries. She’s also authored a Spanish version of Who Belongs Here? An American Story: Quien Es De Aqui: Una Historia De America.I highly recommend these books to any parent or teacher who wants to teach their kids about different cultures, compassion, and tolerance.

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