Many of our students and their families recently celebrated Cambodian New Year. This year our second graders got to visit with Tracy Guan, author of Lunchtime with Samnang, during this special time of year.
Tracy Guan was looking for diverse books for her young son when she realized there wasn’t much available that represented him well. This was the impetus she needed to realized her desire to become a children’s author.
We hear so much about diversity in children’s literature today. Yet, it is still hard to find books like Lunchtime with Samnang that allow our students to see their families, food, culture, and themselves in books.