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Kids Around the World

Kids Around the World

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Kids Around the World

84 pages
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Nov 12, 2013


Expand kids’ horizons with this collection of real-life stories of children’s lives in countries from Nepal to the Netherlands.
Filled with fascinating details that enrich young people’s understanding of geography, culture, and history, these stories by Washington Post foreign correspondents feature the true stories of kids all over the world. From Yuki, who rides a subway train to school every day in Tokyo, to Sayeed, who guides tourists on camel rides in Egypt, children can discover the dramatic differences—as well as the universal human experiences—of their counterparts around the globe. In addition to its educational value, Kids Around the World also provides an entertaining and enlightening travelogue to satisfy young people’s hunger for discovery and adventure.  
Nov 12, 2013

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Kids Around the World


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First Diversion Books edition March 2013.

ISBN: 978-1-62681-009-9


Get ready to travel around the world with KidsPost.

The Kids Around the World series was created to make two points to kids in the United States. Kids in different parts of the world are very different from them and kids in different parts of the world are very similar to them. By exploring the stories of the children in this book, kids can meet 11-year-old Mengmeng, who lives in a rural village in China and walks 40 minutes to school each day after a breakfast of steamed bread. Just as kids are thinking that they have nothing in common with such a boy, they can discover that he loves to watch Tom and Jerry cartoons and to play soccer. The same can be said of the children profiled in this book from places are far away as Nepal, Kenya, Brazil and Russia.

We hope that children exploring this e-book will come to understand their place in the world better, both in the geographic sense through helpful maps that place each country in the context of where it is in relation to the United States and in the global sense. From the story of Yuki who rides a subway train to school every day in Tokyo to Sayeed who guides tourists on camel rides in Egypt, these wonderful stories by Washington Post foreign correspondents carry the underlying message that in the eyes of our children, there is far more that unites us than divides us.

—Tracy Grant, KidsPost Editor

China: My Name is... Mengmeng

Song Mengmeng, 11, lives in a village in China. Song is his family’s name; Mengmeng is the name his parents gave him. (Photo by Edward Cody)

Where Mengmeng Lives


About 300 people live in Mengmeng’s village. They earn their living by farming. Cows, goats and chickens wander around the little dirt lanes between houses.

Although China has some of the world’s largest cities, including Beijing and Shanghai, most of China’s 1.3 billion people live in the countryside, like Mengmeng, and make their living by growing food.

In the fall, most houses in Beidiao Yutai have corn set out to dry on the porch or in the yard. When the corn dries, the farmers will grind it into flour and use it to make bread or other things. Many houses also have piles of cow manure in their front yards, waiting to be spread in the fields.

Beidiao Yutai is in Shandong province. The region, named after nearby Yimeng Mountain, is full of rocky hills. The children of China get a week off from school at the beginning of October to celebrate China’s national day. That holiday, Oct. 1, commemorates the moment in 1949 when Mao Zedong started Communist China after winning a civil war.

—Edward Cody

Mengmeng’s Family

Mengmeng, left, and his twin brother, Wenwen, with their parents in the courtyard of their farm in Beidiao Yutai. (Photo by Edward Cody)

Inside China

(Map by The Washington Post)

How many people: 1.3 billion

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