A MULTICULTURAL, MULTILINGUAL CHILDREN’S PRESS
The behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a specific social or ethnic group; ways of living developed by a group of people and transmitted from one generation to another.
A social group that shares a common and distinctive culture, religion, and/or language.
A socially constructed category of identification based on physical characteristics, ancestry, historical affiliation, or shared culture.
A body of words and the systems for their use common to a people who are of the same community or nation, the same geographical area, or the same cultural tradition.
``An educated, enlightened and informed population is one of the surest ways of promoting the health of a democracy.`` Nelson Mandela
Literacy is required to foster an educated citizenry. SundanceKid Press will publish children's literature in two languages - English and the author's native or chosen language. This will help both children and their parent(s) learn English as well as the second language. Parents who may not speak English fluently will be able to read to their children in their first language while improving their English skills at the same time. Children will learn English as well as their parents' first language, or a second language. Speaking more than one language is a valuable skill in our shrinking world. In many countries, children learn a second (and sometimes a third or a fourth) language as part of their elementary or secondary education. This is true for children in India, most European countries, and many others. Understanding a language and culture other than one's own is critical to building a more compassionate and peaceful society. SundanceKid Press is just getting started!