Review of Nile Crossing by Katy Beebe
This review of the book Nile Crossing is part of the Multicultural Kid Blogs’ Read Around the World Series for 2018!
I’m really excited to be participating in this series for the first time this year. It’s a great resource to introduce children to books from all over the world and they are for kids of all ages!
Diversity in books is so important for kids. It introduces children to people, cultures, and languages that they may not be exposed to in their everyday lives.
My recommendation is about a boy who lives in ancient Egypt and he is nervous for his first day of school. His parents give him little reminders of home to keep with him to ease his anxiety. His dad travels from their home, across the Nile, and into town to bring him to school.
I like this story because it shows that kids in any part of the world, in any time period, can have this common anxiety about the first day of school. The book also has beautiful pictures and descriptions of the ancient Egyptian culture and land.
This book is a great resource for school age kids (5 and above) as they can likely relate to the fears or anxiety about the first day of school.
You can see many more book recommendations for kids of all ages on the homepage of Multicultural Kid Blogs.
If you’re interested in other diverse books for kids you can check these recommendations out!