Author and Illustrator Uri Shulevitz
How I Learned Geography is an autobiographical story. It holds lessons for every age: forgiveness, resilience, and the power of imagination. It transports readers and listeners to another time with new places and cultures. It gives parents a vehicle for gently introducing the concepts of poverty and war.
The Caldecott Honorawardees don’t always have rich vocabulary, but this one has deep words to accompany the deep themes it conveys. Buy this one. Read it to your babies, read it again when they’re elementary-aged, then again when they reach pre-teen, and again to your teens. There are layers upon layers to learn from this incredible and challenging book.