Book aimed at friendly diversity
TO celebrate National Children’s Book Week, the City of Belmont launched Multicultural Me last week.
Written by Taku Scrutton, it is an eightverse poem designed to start conversations amongst young people about who they are, what their different cultural backgrounds are and how they can become friends.
City of Belmont Mayor Phil Marks said the City was pleased to host the launch for school students as the book would facilitate cultural understanding and respect in the community.
Ms Scrutton said her new illustrated book would teach children how to celebrate cultural diversity and friendship.
“I believe friendship and respect should be discussed with children from an early age to combat racism and discrimination later in life. I hope Multicultural Me encourages our teachers, parents and leaders to do so in a fun and colourful way,” she said.
Teachers, youth organisations and parents are encouraged to use the book to facilitate cultural understanding and respect in schools, homes and communities.