The Best of All Worlds
The Best of All Worlds - Le meilleur monde imaginable is a book of 7 original children's stories written by Canadians in their heritage language (Japanese, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Arabic, Italian, and Farsi). Each story is translated into English and French, and is beautifully illustrated.
When children see their heritage language in the pages of a book that is shared at school, in the library, and with friends, then they instinctively understand that their language and culture is important. They feel valued, not only within the confines of the home and family, but within the larger multicultural, multilingual society.
“This collection of stories recognizes the contribution which each language and culture brings to Canada’s cultural heritage. This book will enable children to develop a heightened awareness of different cultures and promote a respect for diversity.” The Canadian Commission for UNESCO