Learning to Be Oneself

by Mabel Moyano & Daniella Barbery



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/26/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 54
ISBN : 9781663203076

About the Book

On a tiny farm in the countryside of old Spain, a boy is already showing promise in his young life when his father suddenly takes ill. As Peter embarks on an unexpected solo journey to take his family’s vegetables to market, he must call upon their Good Providence to help as he faces an unforeseen obstacle. Now only time will tell if Peter can learn to rely on his inner wisdom in enough time to solve a big problem. Ravi is doing his best to adjust to his new country and third grade. Unfortunately, he does not understand much of anything about the American culture. While his teacher discusses the Thanksgiving holiday, Ravi is mentored by a fellow student, Sarah, who teaches him about the traditions of this special day. After Ravi tells Sarah about a similar celebration in his homeland of Sri Lanka, their two cultures soon intertwine in a beautiful celebration of acceptance. Learning to Be Oneself shares two stories, told both in English and Spanish, that teach children a valuable lesson about self-reliance and celebrate cultural differences.

About the Author

Mabel Moyano graduated at the Escuela de Bellas Artes, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as an Art teacher. Later completed a Bachelor of Science in Education at the University of Miami, Florida. Years later studying at Florida International University, in Miami, received a Master of Science in Bilingualism. Daniella Barbery was born in Chile with very low vision. Despite her obstacles she studied at the Instituto Chileno Britanico de Cultura, where she graduated in English Pedagogy. Years later in Miami, graduated from Florida International University, with a Bachelor of Arts in English as a foreign language (ESOL) and Translator of Spanish and English. She also completed the Montessori Methodology Certification at the Alexander Montessori School. Today Daniella is a tutor of foreign students.