The Passport Project

Shamrock House. Mar. 2022. 318p. Tr ISBN 9781737743828.
Gr 5 Up–Travel the world with the McIntyre family exploring 12 countries and experiencing sights, cultures, and customs around the world. When their parents tell eighth grader Delaney and seventh grader Riley they would be taking them out of school for five months for a global adventure, their reactions are mixed. Riley is excited for the experience while Delaney is disappointed to miss parties and school dances while having to spend 24/7 with her family. Each McIntyre is only able to pack one suitcase, and some of the countries they visit include Italy, Thailand, Malaysia, and Australia. At each stop they learn about the culture, try the local cuisine, and go on adventures, such as bungee jumping or scuba diving. The places they stay in range from fancy enough to have their own room to sharing a bed and having to use an outhouse. As they travel, the girls homeschool, read selected books related to the countries they are traveling to, and contribute to blog posts about their adventures. The family is white and they interact with people of a variety of races throughout their travels. The book is peppered with color photos from their travel, and each chapter begins with a map of the featured country and concludes with passport lessons and a report card listing their best and worst parts of visiting the country. There are discussion questions in the back matter.
VERDICT A unique and engaging way for readers to learn about different countries, cultures, and points of view.

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