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Hard Being Different
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Kanzi has trouble fitting in at school because of her Arabic heritage. The other children make fun of for her differences, but the quilt her grandmother made gives her strength. Another thing that helps her cope is poems and when she's down, she writes one about the quilt. The teacher discovers her notebook of poems and decides to create an activity that will teach everyone a bit about Arabic culture and help Kanzi fit in a little better. Soon, Kanzi finds things grow a bit easier for her.

THE ARABIC QUILT is a story about the struggles of immigration and shows how one person can have a huge impact on someone's life. Her teacher made Kanzi feel like she belonged and taught about her heritage in a fun way for children to absorb. This is a story we need in today's time and I'm happy to be able to share it with my daughter. THE ARABIC QUILT shows the importance of accepting people and how hard it can be for those who are immigrated from different countries.


Final Verdict: In today's society, I would recommend this book to just about any child. It's important that we learn about acceptance and that not everyone is the same at a young age.
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