Take a trip around the world with What the Bread Says by Vanessa Garcia. This wonderful children’s book takes children on a global adventure that explores world history and different traditions of the world, mainly baking traditions! Join Vanessa as she listens to her Papan’s stories while helping him bake the morning away.
What the Bread Says contains messages of family, history, culture, food, sharing, and much more. This is a wonderful message that will resonate with many. The author, Vanessa, does a wonderful job of mixing all of these messages into one package that is a joy to read and take in.
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Just like this book, there are many other books that have the same themes but tell different stories. Each book is just as enjoyable and educational as another. Some books tell how everyone is equal even if they look different, like fry bread; another tells a story of a young girl learning about her culture after being adopted and realizing that the love that holds families together is strong, no matter what.
Down below, we have provided a list of several books, including the ones described above, that have similar messages to add to your bookshelves!
What We’ll Build: Plans For Our Together Future by Oliver Jeffers is a wonderful story about a family building a future together, both physically and emotionally. It talks about the intertwining love of a family but also the acceptance of people of all kinds. This story wonderfully displays the infinite possibilities of the future and takes the reader on a journey of some of those possibilities.
Where Are You From? By Yamile Saied Mendez, Illustrated by Jaime Kim is a beautiful children’s book that is about belonging, no matter where you were born. It also talks about connecting to your roots and not forgetting them. Striking a balance between where you live and where you were born, this book communicates a wonderful message of belonging everywhere.
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevine Noble Maillard, Illustrated by Juana Martinez-Nealis a delicious book about fry bread from the native american culture about how it brings everyone together as they all enjoy it, together. Just like fry bread, everyone is different but that is what makes people great. Whether it is crafting, time spent eating or history through storytelling, people all can come together. In addition to that, there is a recipe to make fry bread included!
Families Are Different by Nina Pellegrini is a story about a young girl learning about her roots and how she came to be part of her family. Go along with Nico as she learns about what being adopted means and comes to realize that no matter what the family looks like, he love that glues them together is the same.
Adventures to School by Baptiste Paul, Illustrated by Isabel Muñoz showcases the many ways that children get to school. Follow along with each student’s journey as it shows how they get to school. From the US-Canada border to Ethiopia with many other countries on the way! See the lengths that children go to in order to get an education. The diversity of the many cultures and countries is wonderfully explained and explored in this children’s book.
Sovann Hyde is an intern at Cardinal Rule Press and studying at Michigan State University. She enjoys writing and reading in her free time as well as gaming with friends. Jetta, Gryffin, and Bella, her family’s dogs and cat, keep her energetic and curious.