Book Review: I Can Write A Book About Culture

Wouldn't it be fun to have your young reader write their only story about their culture? Well, of course! Here is a step-by-step introduction on how they can do it.

I Can Write A Book About Culture
Bobbie Kalman
BIBLIO:2012, Crabtree Publishing, Ages 9 to 12, $8.95.
REVIEWER:Kristi Bernard
FORMAT:Middle Grade
ISBN: 9780778779988

Do you have a story about your family or culture you would like to share? It is easier than you think to write it. With this fun guide young readers will soon be able to write their own stories. When writing about culture readers may want to cover topics such as, clothing, food, languages, dance and music.

Writing about a culture will entail writing about real people and their culture which is considered to be non-fiction. Each book should have a cover, title page, copyright page, contents, glossary and index. If readers are not sure what those are, it's all explained here. This guide will walk young writers through each step with easy to follow instructions. Writing also means doing some research. Readers will be encouraged to explore the world around them and talk to people in their community who come from different lands. Terms such as custom, diversity, multicultural and historic are described with colorful photos and paintings.

Fun facts and details about how to put a book project together are also highlighted with pictures. There are also lots of tips and resources to help young readers and soon to be writers share their story of culture in no time. Parents and teachers will find this guide very useful for school and family projects.

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