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Home is In Between

Shanti and her parents leave their village in India and relocate to the United States. She moves back and forth between cultures, finding similarities where she can — food, music, and household habits — along with the new sports, language, and holidays.
Age Groups: Big Kids
Skills: Comprehension, Similarities and Differences
Author: By Mitali Perkins (Author) and Lavanya Naidu (Illustrator)

Discussion Questions

  • How does Shanti feel when she arrives in America?
  • How is it different from India?
  • How is her new home similar to the one she left?
  • Have you ever moved to a new place? How did it feel?
  • What are some things we can do to make new people feel welcome?
  • What are some questions we can ask when we're meeting new people?