This is the perfect book to read with a child who complains about the different food her friend brings to school, as well as for the child who is teased at school because her food is different.
Teaching admiration for - as well as pride in - differences must be purposeful and consistent and beginning with food is a simple way to start. As a former elementary school principal, it was important to me that we encouraged children to talk about the food in their lunches and to describe to us why they were so wonderful and special. Bilal Cooks Daal would have been on my lunch-time read aloud list! Recommend it to your child's teachers.
Aisha Saeed & Anoosha Syed
Saeed is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of books for children and young adults. She has published nine books in the past decade. Syed, a freelance illustrator and character designer for animation, whose clients include Google, Netflix, Nickelodeon, Dreamworks and American Greetings among others.
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