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PTPI's Global Book Club: Announcing Our Next Three Selections

Over the next three months, we will be reading the following books: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel, Same, Same But Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw, Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World by Homa Sabet Tavangar, and The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Steadman

PTPI's Global Book Club: Announcing Our Next Three Selections

PTPI’s Global Book Club is a way to connect with a global community. Global Book Club members communicate about valuable, international topics and gain unique insight and understanding of the various cultural views in relation to those topics. The PTPI Blog features discussion questions and commentary from PTPI staff and fellow readers.

Over the next three months, we will be reading the following books:

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel – PTPI Staff Reader is Matthew Hughes

This novel traces life’s promises and challenges for a young woman and her family in Coahuila, a state in northern Mexico, in the early Twentieth Century. Like Water for Chocolate is based on an episode from the author’s own family, and the novel speaks to anyone who knows the complexity of relationships, the elation and anguish of love, and the nostalgia evoked by home cooking.

November: Same, Same But Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw and Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World by Homa Sabet Tavangar – PTPI Staff Reader is Rebecca Nunn

Same, Same But Different is a story of two school age children that are pen pals – one lives in America, the other in India.  Through their drawings and letters they learn that they both like climbing trees, have pets and go to school even though their homes are a world apart.

Growing Up Global teaches kids of all ages how to become more informed global citizens.  Tavangar, a mother of three, built her career on teaching governments and businesses how to thrive abroad and she uses that same knowledge and applies it to students through fun and easy explanations and activities.

December: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Steadman – PTPI Guest Reader is K. Saroja

This is an unusual story of four individuals whose lives get interwoven in a peculiar way between oceans. Narrated beautifully and tactfully by Steadman, The Light Between Oceans demonstrates how a deep understanding of love and its manifestations can lead to forgiveness and peace.
 
People to People International’s Global Book Club is a way to connect with your global community. Global Book Club members communicate about valuable, international topics and gain unique insight and understanding of various cultural views in relation to those topics. For more information on People to People International, visit www.ptpi.org or PTPI’s Facebook Page. #globalbookclub

The opinions expressed by PTPI staff and other book club members are entirely their own and are not necessarily the views of  PTPI or its Officers, Board of Directors and Board of Trustees.
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