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These books can help your child connect with her birth culture. Add your familyís favorites using the comment function at the end of this article!



China

Look What Came from China, by Miles Harvey (Franklin Watts). Children learn about the inventions, music, sports, fashion, and food that hail from China.

The Dragonís Tale, retold by Demi (Henry Holt). Twelve entertaining fables about the animals of the Chinese zodiac.

India

Monsoon, by Uma Krishnaswami (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux). A young Indian girl and her family wait for the end-of-summer rains.

Prita Goes to India, by Prodeepta Das (Frances Lincoln). Seven-year-old Prita visits relatives in India and is fascinated by their daily life.

Korea

Bee-bim Bop!, by Linda Sue Park (Clarion Books). A Korean girl helps her mother shop for and prepare a delicious dinner.

Land of Morning Calm: Korean Culture Then and Now, by John Stickler (Shenís Books). A celebration of Koreaís religions, food, martial arts, and other forms of culture.

Vietnam

Children of the Dragon: Selected Tales from Vietnam, by Sherry Garland (Harcourt Childrenís Books). Children learn about the origins of a tigerís stripes, the man in the moon, Vietnamís wild monsoons, and more.

Ten Mice for Tet, by Pegi Deitz Shea and Cynthia Weill (Chronicle Books). A vibrant counting book introduces kids to the rich traditions of Vietnamese New Year.

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