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"Homa Tavangar is one of those rare individuals who both speaks and writes eloquently about what it means to prepare young people to be true world citizens. She has much to offer community and civic leaders, parents, and educators and has my highest recommendation. Her book, Growing Up Global, makes a unique – and much-needed – contribution at the intersection of parenting, education and global know-how.” - Tony Wagner, author of Creating Innovators and The Global Achievement Gap
In today’s increasingly interconnected world, how do we prepare our children to succeed and to become happy, informed global citizens? A mother of three, Homa Sabet Tavangar has spent her career helping governments develop globally oriented programs and advising businesses on how to thrive abroad. In Growing Up Global, Tavangar shares with all of us her “parenting toolbox” to help give our children a vital global perspective.
Whether you’re mastering a greeting in ten different languages, throwing an internationally themed birthday party, or celebrating a newfound holiday, Growing Up Global provides parents and children with a rich, exciting background for exploring and connecting with far-flung nations they may have only heard about on television. Inside you’ll discover
• fun activities, games, and suggestions for movies, music, books, magazines, service activities, and websites for expanding your family’s worldview
• simple explanations that will help your children grasp the diversity of world faiths
• creative ways to gain geography literacy
• handy lists of celebrations and customs that offer a fascinating look at how people from different cultures around the world live everyday life
Growing Up Global is a book that parents, grandparents, and teachers can turn to again and again for inspiration and motivation as they strive to open the minds of children everywhere.
Interested in having Growing Up Global come to life at your conference, school, church, workplace or benefit event? Presentations include robust visual materials and address issues of global learning, diversity, team building, and more. Contact Homa to learn more about tailored presentations and why audiences are unanimously enthusiastic about them.
Reading Activity Guide - One World, Many Stories - Take a Global Adventure here!
"This is hands-down the best book I’ve ever read about helping children to develop a healthy, beautiful, meaningful perspective of the world." -Power of Moms
High quality, Swedish inspired Hanna Andersson says "Look for a fantastic book called Growing Up Global... It's chock full of creative ideas..." with a give away on Facebook!
Top Chefs' families + your kids too - can develop a global palate with tips from Growing Up Global
Learn About Your Heritage+Other Cultures(This piece has been syndicated nationally)
Elementary Students Inspired
Growing Up Global was a hit @ South By Southwest 2010 in Austin! Books sold out and the Tweets were rolling.
Pepsi Refresh Blog and GOOD Magazine Feature Growing Up Global
Growing Up Global
chosen as one of
20 Best Education Books of the Decade
by Jacksonville (FL) Public Education Examiner
Scholastic Parent & Child names Growing Up Global a "Best New Parenting Book"