The Traveler’s Gift: A story of Loss and Hope

By Danielle Davison, Illustrated by Anne Lambelet (Page Street Kids – 2019) Lima loves hearing stories of his father’s seafaring adventures. But when his father’s ship is lost at sea, Liam loses his love of storytelling, too. Then the Traveler, a mysterious man with marvelous stories and a magical beard, arrives. The way he weaves stories remains Liam of his father. They embark on the Traveler’s final voyage together and discover unusual curiosities, uncharted places, and unforgettable friendship.>>>”Maria the Matodor” is also by Anne Lambelt.

Limaは、船乗りである父親の冒険話を聞くのが大好きだった。しかし、父親の船が海で消息を絶ってから、物語への愛着をなくした。ところがある日、不思議なあご髭のある変わった旅人と呼ばれる人が現れ、多くの物語を話した。彼はLimaに父親を思い出させた。Limaとその旅人は、旅人の最後の航海を一緒にすることになり、Limaは限りない好奇心を満たし、未知の土地を訪れ、忘れられない友情を体験した。>>>”Maria the Matador” も同じ作者

All of Us

By Carin Berger (Greenwillow Books -2018)

Starting with ”When your heart is heavy…..”and ending with “Hope and light will always prevail for love wins.” The short text message is very clear, simple, and easy to understand, as well as helping with dynamic and heartwarming illustrations. The book is celebrating the diversity of people who are standing strong together because of Love.

「心が重い時、、、」で始まり、「愛が勝つために希望と明かりがいつでも現れる。」で終わっている。短い明朗な文のメッセジーは解りやすく、ダイナミックでも心温まるイラストもメッセージを理解する助けになる。多様な人達が愛によって共に立つ強さを、称えている絵本。

Numero Uno

By Alex Dorros and Arthur Dorros, Illustrated by Susan Guevara (Abrams Books for Young Readers – 2007)

In a small village, Hercules is known for his great strength and Socrates for his keen intelligence. Whenever the village have a problem, they need one or the other for help. Each man argues that he is the most important person in the village. >>> With characteristic mix of Spanish and English, the author, Arthur Dorros inspired the story which his son, Alex Dorros wrote as being at twelve years old.

小さな村に、力持ちのヘラクレスと頭の良いソクラテスがいた。村で問題が起こると、どちらかに解決を村人たちは期待した。しかし、二人は互いに、村で一番重要な人物は自分だとばかりに口論ばかりしていた。>>>英語の中にスペイン語もちらつくこの話は、作者Aurhur Dorrosが、息子のAlex Dorrosが12歳の時に書いた話を基にして制作した。

My Red Balloon

By Eve Bunting, Illustrated by Kay Life (Boyds Mills Press – 2005)

A young boy waits with both excitement and apprehension for his father to disembark from the aircraft carrier returning to port. The endearing story with pictures lovingly illustrated captures that special moment when a family is reunited after months of separation.

その幼い男の子は、空母から勤務を終えて下船する父親を、興奮と不安の入り混じる気持ちで待っていた。丁寧に愛情込めて描かれたイラストと共に、この愛らしい話は、数カ月間の留守の後に再会する家族のその瞬間を見事にとらえている。

Eight Days : A story of Haiti

By Edwidge Danticat, Illustrated by Alix Delinois (Orchard Books – 2010)

This is the story of Junior, a seven-year-old boy tapped beneath his house after the Port-au-Prince earthquake in Haiti, and his joyous rescue. Junior’s sparkling imagination helps him find the strength to survive. And his courageous spirit will forever inspire readers of all ages.

この絵本は、ハイチの首都ポルトープランスを襲った地震で、崩壊した家の下に7日間閉じ込められた7歳の少年、Juniorが救出された話。彼の生き生きとした思い出と想像力が、生き延びる強さを引き出した。彼の勇気ある精神は、年齢を超えて多くの人に元気を与えてくれる。

12 Films related to World’s Racial Matter

In our human history, so many events have occurred resulting in crossing borders, mixing ethnicities, and blending cultures………….and yet we still cannot help but to put ourselves in a tiny box?!


Here are some quotes:

  • If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. ~ Maya Angelou
  • Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. ~ Jalaluddin Mevlani Rumi

12 Films related to Wold’s Racial Matter

(Some images of the list bellowed)

South Africa Background:

  1. Cry, the Beloved Country
  2. Skin
  3. In my country

European Countries Background:

U.S.A. Background:

  1. Amistad
  2. Freedomland
  3. Black or White
  4. Toe to Toe
  5. Hard Lesson
  6. Made in America

Enjoy your quality time!

~ School House International ~

Resource of Black History

To get better understanding Black History with your children, you will find the resources in Black History Month.

Nelson Mandela's words:

Nelson Mandela Quotes will encourage you and your children:

  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
  • True reconciliation does not consist in merely forgetting the past.
  • No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.

Enjoy your quality time!

~ School House International~

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Have you taken Inner-Happiness Vitamins today?                                              Especially in these days, everyone needs to take special Vitamins!  Agree?                  IH Vitamins A is for Appreciation.                                                                                    IH Vitamins B is for Building.                                                                                            IH Vitamins C is for Compassion.                                                                                    IH Vitamins D is for Diligence.                                                                                          IH Vitamins E is for Engagement.                                                                                    Or you can create your own Inner-Happiness Vitamins!!!

To strengthen your Inner-Happiness Vitamins,  our new page is added for you.            As presenting not only the books of multicultural-resources, but in wide range, and with real voices and videos, you will feel more personal connection to these story-readers.  Listen and Enjoy ~ Reading Time.   ( Click the button of Meet Friends on the top bar.)

Be safe and strong, and let’s show our human-resilience to our younger generation.

~ School House International~

Note: On our Website some images of Children’s Picture Book are incorrectly appearing now. Sorry for your inconvenient until complete fixing.>>>Fixing Done on May 1, 2020.