Read the World Summer Book Club: Multicultural Week!

Forgive my amateur photos, guys. (I will, will learn to be a better photographer someday, but today is not that day.) You can still see the joy though, right?

 We're super excited to be taking part in Jamie C. Martin and Sarah Mackenzie's Read the World Summer Book Club over at, using recommendations from Jamie's new book Give Your Child the World. (By the way, it's less than $8 right now! You should snag it at that price while you can.)

I, uh, kinda went crazy once the theme presented itself to me, and designed a whole virtual trip around the world using books and games and recipes and pretend passports and... um... overachiever problems. Will I crash and burn three weeks in? Probably. Maybe. But we'll still be able to enjoy all the fun books. In the meantime, enjoy my bad photos of all the fun. :)

This week's theme was multicultural books, so we used that as an opportunity to "get our passports," practice map reading, learn to locate books by their call numbers, and explore the variety of cultures around the world.

We're lucky to live in a very multicultural part of the world--just at church on Sunday, I was marveling at the true catholicity of our particular Catholic church, as I noticed that in the few pews around us were families from India, France, Africa, Switzerland, China, Italy, Mexico--not to mention all over the U.S. Still, my American girls need the occasional wake-up call that they have so much more than others in the world; very much to be thankful for, and very much to share with others.

Jamie's book choices have been so wonderful in that regard--I highly, highly recommend her book. Are any of you taking part in her book club this summer? I'd love to know what you're reading!

(So part of the problem in photo taking is that my girls loved these books so much that they wouldn't stay out of the pictures. That's a good problem to have, huh?)

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  1. I love your photos and lookie, all four girls in ONE shot! Maddie is so big!!! And I love Ginny's shades. She's tres cool. The passport idea is great. My kids did something similar in 2nd or 3rd grade and they loved it. And yeah, the Catholic church has them all. LOL. V.

  2. What a neat idea! And that's awesome that you went all out. =) This is how you create readers!

  3. This is so neat! Your pictures are wonderful. It's just so great to see the girls and you can really tell how excited they are about this club!


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