Why your child needs to own the new book release from Disney Books, Drawn Together, a Multicultural Kids Book Overcoming Language Barriers. #DrawnTogether Post sponsored by Disney Books. All bookworm opinions are my own. May contain commissioned links.
Drawn Together | Multicultural Kids Book is Overcoming Language Barriers
It’s a truth that I’ve known ever since I was a child. Our world needs more multicultural kids books. Growing up, I struggled to find books where I could see me, a small little Asian girl in a life-changing story. Super rare in those days, I clung to the few Asian kids books like they were gold. In fact, I still have them today.
When I heard that Disney Books was releasing a multicultural kids book featuring an Asian child, art, family love and overcoming language barriers – I knew it was going to be an instant classic with my 5-year old. Drawn Together, the newest heartwarming story in our book collection, is the multicultural kids book our kids need. Find out why there’s so much buzz already about this story and scroll down for a Disney Books giveaway!
About Drawn Together
Author Minh Lê and Caldecott-winning illustrator Dan Santat join forces in a heartwarming story of a grandfather and his grandson as they learn to overcome their language barrier through a shared love of art and storytelling.
When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens—with a shared love of art and storytelling, the two form a bond that goes beyond words. With spare, direct text by Minh Lê and luminous illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat, this stirring picture book about reaching across barriers will be cherished for years to come.
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An Asian Multicultural Kids Book That My Whasians Need
There’s power when kids see heroes that look like them between the pages of their books. It’s something that stuck with me growing up. And I know that it’s something that will stick with them too. More than just a story, Drawn Together combines the best of storytelling, brilliant visual graphics (from comic book scenes to full spreads of colorful artwork), family love, and a modern approach to diversity, acceptance, and breaking through multicultural barriers.
Celebrating the bond between grandparents and grandchildren, communicating beyond words and family love that is so much deeper than anything – I love how Author Minh Lê and Caldecott-winning illustrator Dan Santat created such a beautiful story. And even with this picture book being recommended for ages 3-5 years, my 9-year old son really got into reading this one as well – with all of the super hero action, comic book styling and lots of visual interest.
Disney Books has done it again. Drawn Together is the multicultural kids book that this generation of children need. And I am so proud that my Whasian children can see themselves, their world and a beautiful Asian culture between the pages. I hope this book is one that will continue to inspire my kids as we pass down this Asian multicultural book down through the generations.