Most Beautiful Thing, The
A visually rich story of a girl living with her intergenerational family, this picture book highlights her emotions as she yearns for more in life—eventually learning to appreciate the powerful love that binds her family and makes her unique. This story allows Grade 3–6 readers to explore race, family, and immigration through the young girl’s eyes, allowing them to reflect on the emotions and experiences the character faces with the help of expressive language and unique images. In the classroom, the book lends itself as a read-aloud to introduce the topics of diversity, poverty, immigration, and family. The story may inspire class projects that explore family trees, different families, and how family shapes one’s identity.
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