October 31, 2007

Fun for Kids With an Interest in China

Sacramento Chinese Culture Foundation 沙加緬度中華文化基金會

Families with children from China, or those who have an interest in Asian languages and cultures are invited to the Northern California Wisdom Chinese School and World Journal Children's Book and Gift Faire, November 3, 2007, from 11 a.m. - 4 pm, at the Bethany Presbyterian Church, 5625 – 24th Street in Sacramento (at Fruitridge Rd. and 24th Street, about .8 mi. west of Hwy 99).

Join us for a exciting multicultural children's program. Highlights include:

12:30: Children's author Oliver Chin reads from his newest book, Julie Black Belt.

1:00 pm: Join in a fun, spontaneous dramatization of Adventures of the Treasure Fleet: China Discovers the World, directed by the author of the book, Ann Martin Bowler.

2:00 pm: Hear Li Keng Wong, 81, author of Good Fortune: My Journey to Gold
, talk about her memories of her journey to and her experience living on Angel Island, CA. She will also speak of the hardships and challenges her family faced as immigrants in California. (This, to me, would be the highlight of the day!)

3:00 pm: Free books and games raffle drawing.

Bilingual books, CDs, DVDs and other educational things in Asian and South Asian languages (including Vietnamese, Japanese, Hindi, Urdu, Thai, Hmong, Farsi,and Tagalog) are available from Asia for Kids, Asian American Curriculum Project, and Our Chinese Daughters Foundation. Dolls, toys and games from these cultures will be available as well. This is a great resource for teachers and home-schooling parents as well as multicultural children's lit aficionados, as there are also resources available on teaching immigration history, diversity, tolerance, and racial awareness as well. If you're a Bay Area person interested in learning about growing up in different cultures, and researching family traditions around the world, this is the place for you.

(*courtesy of Ann Martin Bowler, SCBWI NorCal member*)

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