“Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be at Home in the World,” Homa Sabet Tavangar (Ballantine Books, 281 pages, $16)
Schools around the Cape start up this week and next, and so education is back on the top of most families’ activities (as if it ever stops …). Here’s a text that might make a good family project for the entire school year. I say family project because although the book is focused on raising kids to be good citizens of the world, the entire family is invited to learn about global education and have fun with projects that focus on world knowledge. Those projects might include foreign travel but more often mean creating a meal of unfamiliar foods or planning a movie night of foreign films or inviting someone from another country home for a meal. Tavangar has lived in the Middle East, East and West Africa and South America; her current home is outside Philadelphia. You can learn more about her ideas for global learning at www.growingupglobal.net.