People around the world can look very different from one another, but smiles, tears and laughter can be universal. With simple, rhyming text and vibrant photographs that showcase the world's diversity, this book supports Common Core standards while celebrating our global heritage.
Nancy Loewen writes fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. Recent awards include: 2012 Minnesota Book Awards finalist (The LAST Day of Kindergarten); 2011 Bank Street's Best Children's Books of the Year (Share a Scare: Writing Your Own Scary Story); 2011 Book of Note, Tri-State Young Adult Review Committee (Stubborn as a Mule and Other Silly Similes); and 2010 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers (Writer's Toolbox Series). She's also received awards from The American Library Association, the New York Public Library, the Independent Book Publishers Association, and the Society of School Librarians International. Nancy holds an MFA in creative writing from Hamline University, St. Paul. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband and two teenage children.
Paula Skelley is a blogger who writes about life, loss, and pediatric cancer awareness. She holds a BS in English and Sociology and an MA in English (creative writing concentration) from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is a mother of two and lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with her family.
0.2" H x 10.0" L x 8.9" W