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My Mom Is a Foreigner, But Not to Me

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Sweet tale of multicultural moms has message of acceptance.

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age 3+

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age 3+

Cute book

I think this is a great book that kids can relate to.

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The sentiment is sweet and loving, and Meilo So's vivid watercolor-and-ink illustrations add a pleasant softness and vivid ethnic beauty to the narrative. When read aloud slowly, with time taken to look closely at the pictures, the gentle message accurately captures the tug kids of immigrant parents must feel as they adjust to the world around them. Author Julianne Moore is talking here from her own experience, so she should know. However, on first read, knowing who is speaking is a bit confusing. Different fonts are used to indicate different children and none of them is ever really identified or matched together. Also, the rhyming verse is awkward and strained at times, and that detracts from the story.

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