Lily and Salma are best friends. They play together and stick together through thick and thin. But who would have ever thought that ordinary peanut butter or plain old hummus could come between them? Lily and Salma don’t quite understand each other’s tastes, but does that mean they can’t be friends? They understand far better than a lot of gown ups that these things hardly matter and that friendship is the most important thing of all.
Her Majesty,Queen Rania’s children’s book is inspired by her own experience. As written by Kelly Dipuchio, it is a warm-hearted and gently humorous fable about two girls who become aware of their subtle cultural differences, only to have their friendship strengthened as a result. Her Majesty travels the world promoting children’s causes as well as cross-cultural understanding and tolerance.
I would highly recommend this book. It is ideal to start a discussion of differences in a classroom, especially cultural ones. I love that the book uses food to bring children together and a simple metaphor for children to understand.
Check out her interview on The View promoting The Sandwich Swap.
Queen Rania talk about her book at 5.58
Appropriate for ages 4-6.
Now available at Oleana Boutique
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