Saturday, January 14, 2017

Book Review and Activity of Mystery of the Golden Temple (Pack-n-Go Girls Adventures - Thailand #1)

                      Mystery of the Golden Temple

                  (Pack-n-Go Girls Adventures - Thailand #1)

                                                      by Lisa Travis (Author) - Adam Turner (Illustrator)

Mystery of the Golden Temple is more than a mystery story. The Pack-n-Go Girls series brings a fun way to get young readers to explore other cultures.

Mystery of the Golden Temple follows Jess Johnson, a nine-year old African-American girl traveling with her mother and brother from Boston to Thailand. In Chiang Mai, Thailand, Jess meets Nong May, the Thai daughter of her mom's colleague, and her family. Nong May's family has been having a lot of bad luck since they lost a special amulet. Nong May and Jess are hoping to find the family treasure that could change their future. While they venture and visit places in Thailand, they both learned from each other differences and similarities.

At the end of the story, the book provides a travel section, facts and a recipe that I would love to try. This is an excellent source for parents and teachers or families that would like to know about Thailand. I recommend this book for all ages.


Activity to Mystery of the Golden Temple

Designed by Maritza M. Mejia

Follow the sequence of the Mystery Story...

I’m reviewing this book as part of the Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 (1/27/17) is its fourth year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Our mission is to raise awareness on the ongoing need to include kid’s books that celebrate diversity in home and school bookshelves while also working diligently to get more of these types of books into the hands of young readers, parents and educators. 
Despite census data that shows 37% of the US population consists of people of color, only 10% of children’s books published have diversity content. Using the Multicultural Children’s Book Day holiday, the MCBD Team are on a mission to change all of that.
Current Sponsors:  MCBD 2017 is honored to have some amazing Sponsors on board. Platinum Sponsors include Scholastic, Barefoot Books and Broccoli. Other Medallion Level Sponsors include heavy-hitters like Author Carole P. Roman, Audrey PressCandlewick Press Fathers IncorporatedKidLitTV, Capstone Young Readers, ChildsPlayUsa, Author Gayle Swift, Wisdom Tales Press, Lee& Low Books, The Pack-n-Go Girls, Live Oak Media, Author Charlotte Riggle, Chronicle Books and Pomelo Books
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