Bullard, Lisa My Language, Your Language Millbrook Press, 2015. $6.99 PICTURE BOOK
This book follows a young boy as he learns about religion. When
he is invited to a church service at a synagogue by a friend turning 13, he
worries he won’t know what to do. His dad helps him out and soon the boy is
wondering about their own religion as well. He also meets people that don’t follow
a religion, a Buddhist babysitter, and more.
This is a great book to start a discussion on the religions of
the world, without delving too deeply. Despite the heavy topic, it manages to
keep a youthful main character voice, and a childlike curiosity. It’s a perfect
book for the school library as it features many religions and what is alike and
different. The illustrations are simple and harmonious.
EL(K-3) –ADVISABLE Reviewer:
Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.