Puddle

Book Summary: 

Puddle shows us how a mother helps her son overcome his boredom on a rainy day.

Year: 
2016
Author: 
Hyewon Yum
Illustrator: 
Hyewon Yum
Publisher: 
Farrar Staus Giroux
Guiding Question: 

Hyewon Yum, the author/illustrator of this story. After you enjoying hearing the story and seeing the illustrations, think about the author/illustrator. Hyewon Yum is originally from Korea. Does this story seem more American or more Korean to you? Why do you think that? Do you think a person from Korea might think this story is more Korean than American?

Howard’s Format from You Can’t Teach What You Don’t Know (73-85): 

Honesty- Many Americans are not aware of the many distinctions between people of Asian countries. Can you think of reasons it might be important for people to understand which country you are originally from?

Empathy- Do you know someone from another country? After you get to know them, talk to them about what they miss from their country. Ask them what is difficult about and what they enjoy about living in the United States

Advocacy- Find out how you can help a person from another country feel more comfortable in your neighborhood and school. Decide on things you can do from what you’ve learned.

Action- Develop a plan to help people from other countries feel more comfortable in your neighborhood and school and carry it out.