Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Sugar in Milk by: Thrity Umrigar

Sugar in Milk
Author: Thrity Umrigar
Published: October 2020
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 48
Rating: 5/5
When I first came to this country, I felt so alone. A young immigrant girl joins her aunt and uncle in a new country that is unfamiliar to her. She struggles with loneliness, with a fierce longing for the culture and familiarity of home, until one day, her aunt takes her on a walk. As the duo strolls through their city park, the girl's aunt begins to tell her an old myth, and a story within the story begins.

A long time ago, a group of refugees arrived on a foreign shore. The local king met them, determined to refuse their request for refuge. But there was a language barrier, so the king filled a glass with milk and pointed to it as a way of saying that the land was full and couldn't accommodate the strangers. Then, the leader of the refugees dissolved sugar in the glass of milk. His message was clear: Like sugar in milk, our presence in your country will sweeten your lives. The king embraced the refugee, welcoming him and his people.

First, I'd like to thank Hachette Book Group Canada for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review!

LOVE LOVE LOVE the illustrations in this! They were so eye catching, and the leading lines, really made you stop and take a look at every single detail in the page!

This is definitely a book that should be added into schools and read in a group out loud. There are so many extensions that you could have with your child(ren) on this topic of inclusion, and our society.

Of course this was a quick read, but every page was amazing. I really enjoyed seeing the story unfold, and really think this would be a great story to include. There may be some that might not understand at first, but to teach what it means for younger children to understand is so open.

Overall, I loved this book. The illustrations, the story itself and the fact that as a parent or educator, there are ways to extend learning for children. 

That's all for my review, I hope you enjoyed it!

So until the next time, keep reading!
Your Graduated Bookworm! :)

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