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  • Franklin Watts

My Life, Your Life: Cultural Issues

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My Life, Your Life, For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Interest age: from c 10 years, Prose: non-fiction, Personal & social issues: racism & multiculturalis

A sensitive and positive look at some of the big issues that concern children as they grow up.

This book looks at cultural issues between family and school friends including religion, diet, clothes and attitudes. It looks at family expectations and the desire to blend in with peers. It emphasises respect for cultural differences in and out of school and tolerance and an acceptance of a different way of behaving. The book includes practical advice and links to organisations that can help. The consultant is the chief executive of the Race Equality Foundation.

It is part of the series My Life, Your Life, which takes a sensitive and positive look at some of the issues that concern children aged 10+. It explores issues including sexuality, gender, self-esteem, prejudice and discrimination and promotes and encourages discussion. It examines difficult themes from all angles and promotes discussion and debate. By thinking creatively and critically, children can learn to accept their differences, embrace diversity and improve their sense of self and how they fit into the bigger picture. Each title also provides advice in the form of practical ways to cope with distressing or difficult situations.

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