Social Justice Activities:
Theme: Because this book is mostly wordless, children at all levels can engage in conversations about the themes in this book
Character Analysis: Examine facial expressions and actions to determine what characters are thinking and feeling that motivate their actions. The grandfather makes an American meal for his grandson, what does that say about their relationship? Evaluate the point of view.
Problem Solution: Examine the language barrier problem. Discuss ways that students have overcome language barriers in their own lives.
Story Elements: Sequencing, Setting
- Fiction, All Ages
- Perspectives: Thai
- Author's stated heritage: Vietnamese American
- Subject Integration: Art, Social Studies
Listen to the Author
Drawn Together Read Aloud