Makenna, The World Traveler series offers great conversation starters in classrooms, living rooms, and playgrounds. The purpose of this book series is to give children an appreciation of the global village in which we live.
In the many attempts to encourage embracing diversity, we see children of America introduced to other cultures through Makenna, a young girl born to an immigrant family from Kenya, as she travels to all the continents. Makenna is excited to get ready for an African Safari and has very many questions even before she makes her first trip that will be full of adventure!
This book for children ages 4-10 is both entertaining and a great educational resource, with a "Let's Learn Swahili" section of the book, a world map to color, and another world map to guide discussions.