I just found this animated story by Naghmeh Farzaneh who came from Iran to study in the U.S. Naghmeh struggles so much with the English language and the life but she remembers one thing her mother told her and it helps. This is called, “Scent of Geranium.”
My Giveaways Continue on this late August day. My theme is books about our immigrant neighbors. Some of the books tell stories set in the homelands of families now in the U.S. It’s meeting immigrant families here in my state that has led to read books to help me understand their cultures. Here is one: a memoir for teens and adults. ON TWO FEET AND WINGS.
Abbas Kazerooni offers the world a remarkable memoir as he tells of his escape from revolutionary Iran as a young boy. Faced with the prospect of never seeing his parents again, he struggles to find his way in Istanbul, where survival often depends on his skill in knowing who to trust and when to flee. This is a compelling story full of tension and heartbreak. To enter, comment here. If you are an educator comment about how the book could support your work.