Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Boy Overboard

This is a book I just finished reading to my class and they absolutely loved. It is a Morris Gleitzman book so it included lots of humour. I was a little apprehensive to read this story as it is about a family of refugees from Afghanistan that are trying to immigrate to Australia. Many of the students in my class share similar stories to the main characters in the book, hence I wasn't sure if it would evoke any negative feelings with the students. 

Instead it had an opposite effect and students were able to have a greater understanding of the characters and their backgrounds. This is a great book for creating an inclusive curriculum in your classroom. It is also quite an enjoyable read for adults too!

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