My Life in France

9781502600462. ea vol: 32p. (Children of the World). further reading. glossary. websites. Cavendish Square. 2015. lib. ed. $28.50.
Gr 2–5—Featuring a charming, scrapbook-style layout with bright color photos and captions, each book follows a middle school age girl (or boy, in the case of India) through a typical day. Middle-class children describe their daily routines, clothing, meals, family structures, schooling, recreation, and religion. The titles include quotes and sidebar information about each nation's geography, climate, languages, and popular culture, but there are no maps. American readers will be interested to see how these children's lives are similar and different to their own, with much of what readers take for granted (such as running water) unavailable for some of these children.
VERDICT Students will enjoy these glimpses into the lives of kids around the world.

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