Introduction to We Are One
In a world where everyone stays apart, their love drew them together...
We Are One at the Falling of the Sun is a multi-cultural children's book focusing on bringing forth a new type of fairytale. Perfect for a parent who wants to teach youth about origins and help them at a young age understand concepts surrounding different cultures. Traditional Native American storytelling was used as a tool to stress the moral lesson of equality and equity among people of different backgrounds. We Are One at the Falling of the Sun has Algonquin Native American, Chinese, and Northern African names, with translations in the back of the book so everyone can learn about cultural origins. The book has three different families: those of the sea, those of the sky, and those of the earth.
We Are One is about love, nature, harmony, unity, and the appreciation and acknowledgement of differences between cultures.
This book was self-published in 2011 and launched at the Washington State History Museum. Since then, it has been read at the Intrepid Museum in New York, Native Quest (A Native American Cultural Center), The Children's Museum of Tacoma, and used in ongoing cultural workshops several throughout elementary schools in Pierce and King County Washington. We Are One targets 4th through 6th graders but has been experienced and enjoyed by people of all ages. If you are looking at finding ways to discuss race and culture, this is the book for you. Whether you are a teacher, administrator, parent, caring mentor, friend, or just a lover of illustrated children's books, this is a great read.
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