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Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating…

Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy

by Maria Dismondy

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Such an amazing book to open up a discussion about diversity and making sure that students understand what empathy is. ( )
  danimeineke | Oct 3, 2016 |
Genre: contemporary realistic fiction

I would use this book to:
-teach students about inclusion
-teach students about theme

Summary: This book is about a boy named Gabe who goes to his first day of school in the United States. Gabe has a hard time in school because he doesn't speak English. One of Gabe's classmates, Johnny, has a hard time becoming friends with Gabe because Gabe can speak English. After Johnny shows some kindness to Gabe, they are able to become good friends despite the language barrier.

Media: pencil

"Milk Chocolate Por Favor" is a great example of contemporary realistic fiction because it is relatable. Many students who came from a different country and couldn't speak Englsih are going to relate to the character of Gabe. Students can also relate to the character of Johnny who has a hard time being accepting of Gabe but later becomes great friends with him, ( )
  DaliaL. | Mar 4, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0984855831, Paperback)

Johnny is a big fan of school but that all changes when the new kid, Gabe arrives. Gabe doesn't speak any English, and that doesn't stop Johnny from going out of his way to be unkind. What will Johnny do when Gabe starts to make new friends? Will he join in the fun of making a new friend or turn the other way? Johnny realizes a powerful message in this story where empathy and inclusion teach us that actions speak louder than words. Read to find out how chocolate milk plays a major role in the discovery of the real universal language.

A Note to Families:
This story shows how actions speak louder than words. Practicing empathy and inclusion when others are different from us helps us discover the importance of kindness in a friendship.

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