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Book Guide: Gibberish
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Book Guide: Gibberish

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About This Lesson

It's Dat's first day in a new country! This charming story for preschool to grade three creatively conveys Dat’s confusion and frustration from not understanding the language, and the power of a friendly gesture. Even the illustrations go from black and white, outlandish characters to more realistic, color characters as Dat becomes more comfortable in his new home. The story mirrors the author’s own experience coming to the United States as a refugee from Vietnam.

About the Community Across Cultures book guides

Whether you are leading a story time for a group of all immigrant children, all U.S.-born children or somewhere in between, The ILC Community Across Cultures (CAC) Book Guides are for you. A collaboration between pedagogy and content experts, the Guides give you the support you need to feel confident introducing immigration-related themes to children. In addition to general information about the book and author, the Guides offer suggestions for thought-provoking, age-appropriate questions to ask children, gives pronunciation tips, and give the reader a short primer on the topic being discussed.

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