How My Family Lives in America

Susan Kuklin


How My Family Lives in America

How My Family Lives in America

  • Title: How My Family Lives in America
  • Author: Susan Kuklin
  • ISBN: 9780689822216
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Paperback



In How My Family Lives in America, author photographer Susan Kuklin zeroes in on the source of cultural identity the family Meet Sanu, who is learning how to braid her hair and to cook the same African meal her father makes.Eric, who loves to play baseball with his dad and to dance the merengue with his friends and family.April, who works hard on her Chinese writing andIn How My Family Lives in America, author photographer Susan Kuklin zeroes in on the source of cultural identity the family Meet Sanu, who is learning how to braid her hair and to cook the same African meal her father makes.Eric, who loves to play baseball with his dad and to dance the merengue with his friends and family.April, who works hard on her Chinese writing and tries to keep up with her family s challenging games.Their stories emphasize the seemingly minor and everyday ways heritage is transmitted stories, songs, games, language, special occasions They show the importance of choice and adaptation in forging a cultural identity And they provoke readers to examine their own families what makes them the same, what makes them distinct, and how this uniqueness is celebrated.


Recent Comments "How My Family Lives in America"

In this book, three American children from families where one or both parents are from another country (in this case Senegal, Puerto Rico, and Taiwan) talk about their lives, with emphasis on their multicultural aspects. Call me a hedonist, but the food interested me the most--it all looked so good! Combine this with books like Bernard Wolf's Coming to America for a look at America's rich multicultural heritage.

This book is about three American Children, Sanu, Eric, and April, who have at least 1 parent who immigrated to the United States. The book allows each child to tell the different traditions their family celebrate and also make note of the American cultures that are present. This book relates to my topic because it discusses the cultural balance between the home country and the new country of immigrants. It highlights how immigrants are bringing with them traditions and cultures that are differe [...]

This is a wonderful non-fiction book that allows children to see how various people live across the United States. It gives readers an inside look on how each family is very unique. Each family shares in their own customs, traditions, ideas, and ways of living. It is an eye opener for every young reader and allows him or her to see what its like across various cultures and environments. How My Family Lives in America is filled with real life pictures that children can relate too. Although it is [...]

This is a great non-fiction book about multicultural families in America. It looks at Chinese family, an African family and a Puerto Rican family. The book does a really nice job of capturing how the families live and what makes them unique. The pictures in the book show the children with their families eating and just being together. Any reader reading this book will learn a little more about each family and it may spark their interest to learn more. A teacher could use this book as an introduc [...]

This non-fiction book takes a real look into the lives of young people that share in two different cultures. Each child explains some of the culture specific activities their family partakes in as well as how they now celebrate some American specific holidays. This is a great non-fiction book that allows the reader to share in the lives of three different children from three different cultures.

In this non-fiction book the author and photographer susan kuklin focuses on the source of cultural identity. and the family. Sanu who is learning how to braid her own hair and cook just like her father and their cultural traditions. And within this book there are a lot of examples of children trying to preserve their cultural traditions.This book shows the importance of choice and adaptation of cultural identity. It is very intriguing for the children and the pictures are very cute

This would be a great book to read to a class that is rich in culture. This book is about three children who have atleast one parent who is from another country. No matter where their family memebers are from, they are still a family. A lot of ELL`s can relate to this book, and might just see themsleves in it.

This book talks about 3 children whose families are from Senegal, China, And Puerto Rico. They now live in America with their families, and they talk about the different traditions that they do in their culture/families. It's a great book to show children that everyone is the same even though they may have a different background than you, and that there may be some similarities and differences.

How Many Families Lives In America is a multicultural book intended for ages 5 through 10. It teaches children about different cultures and how they live. I would recommend this book to preschool through third grade.

This is a great book to welcome student who have parents from other countries. It can open dialog about family history.

Great pictures of different families. Good book to use to open up at the beginning of the school year. Can be used to talk about family and culture.

This book will be great.

It was interesting because I learned about other peoples lives.

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