That's My Mum

That s My Mum Mia tells us of her experience of being a child of mixed heritage and how she and Kai overcome the prejudice of being judged by the colour of their skin

  • Title: That's My Mum
  • Author: Henriette Barkow Derek Brazell
  • ISBN: 9781852696061
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Mia tells us of her experience of being a child of mixed heritage and how she and Kai overcome the prejudice of being judged by the colour of their skin.

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    1. I was asked to lead an after-school French Club at short notice. With 20 minutes to spare and nothing planned, I grabbed this dual language book from the school library. Having worn the children and myself out with several energetic rounds of Simon Says in French, we all sat down to recover while I read this book aloud. My audience was a lively mix of Yrs 4, 5 and 6 who are all starting to learn French in their various classes. The book tells the story of two young friends, Mia and Kai, who are [...]

    2. This book follows Mia and Kai and their confusion at why people ask if their mums are in fact, their mums. Mia and Kai are both mixed race and their mum’s skin tones are in contrast to theirs. The children persevere in trying to come up with various ways of stopping people judging their family identities based on the colour of their skin. Mia and Kai are proud to have their respective mums.This is an uplifting tale that strikes true in dealing with a somewhat closed-minded element of society. [...]

    3. ‘ That’s my mum’ is a story about two children who feel they are being judged by how they look (colour of their skin), Mia and Kai are both of a mixed background, Mia’s mum is lighter skinned than her and Kai’s mum is darker skinned than him. This often leads to confusion amongst there friends who persistently ask ‘is that your ‘childminder’ however nobody asks this same question when they are both with their dads, as they look more alike. I really like this book as it educates c [...]

    4. This is a very sweet story with an important message. However, the translation is a bit clunky in parts, for example using "childminder" as a synonym for babysitter. The illustrations could also stand to be a little more modern. Overall, its a good book with a great message of accepting different kinds of families, and helping children consider how their assumptions can make others feel.

    5. I just picked this book up when I was in a classroom the other day and was pleasantly surprised. It focuses on two mixed race children who are having to deal with issues surrounding their identities because the are constantly being told by the world around them that because they don't look like their mothers that they can't be related. I'm not going to spoil the ending but the children do, after thinking of various ways to show the world that their mothers are theirs, think of a very ingenious w [...]

    6. Based on Vietnamese bilingual edition. A boy and girl are each products of interracial marriages. When they are with their dads, everyone else assumes the men are the fathers. But when they are out with their mothers, people assume the women are babysitters or that they adopted the kids. This frustrates the kids. They come up with a solution of making big paper badges to wear with pictures of their moms and the words "That's my mum."

    7. a great story and idea, but there is so much pointing in the pictures, which I find interesting since there are many cultures that would see that as rude. This book is available in 22 dual language editions. hm.

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