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Eyes That Kiss in the Corners
Eyes That Kiss in the Corners | Joanna Ho
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This lyrical and stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the of spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry. "This tale of self-acceptance and respect for ones roots is breathtaking. Kirkus (starred review) A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers'. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mothers, her grandmother's, and her little sister's. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons, and are filled with stories of the past and hope for the future. Drawing from the strength of these powerful women in her life, she recognizes her own beauty and discovers a path to self love and empowerment. This powerful, poetic picture book will resonate with readers of all ages and is a celebration of diversity.
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GatheringBooks
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#JanuaryJazz Day 12: #NationalTeaDay reminded me of this book with lovely children being described as having “Eyes That Glow Like Warm Tea.” Instead of the usual expected derogatory remarks, this book offers an alternative way of perceiving by providing a description that is not only poetic, but also culturally apt. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-nju

Cortg I love this one ❤️ she has another one that cane out last year with a boy character 4w
Cortg I love this one ❤️ She has a new book that came out last year with a boy character 4w
Eggs Love this book❤️ 4w
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Addie0822
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Author: Joanna Ho
Illustrator: Dung Ho
Published: Jan. 5, 2021
Genre: Fiction/ childrens lit
Awards: Golden Kite Award Book for Fiction or Non Fiction
This book is a book celebrating oneself and diversity. The main character is a little girl who learns to love the shape of her eyes.

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Brandy522
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Title: Eyes That Kiss in the Corners
Author: Joanna Ho
Illustrator: Dung Ho
Published: January 5th, 2021
Genre: fiction/ children's lit.
Awards: Golden Kite Award Book for Fiction or Non-Fiction
Summary:This book is about a celebration of your self and diversity. This book is about a little girl who learns to love the shape of her eyes.

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analesemarrison
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This book tells the story of a girl who has eyes that kiss in the corner. This brought to light how her family has the same eyes and how it should be celebrated. Throughout the story, the perspective is based on the little girl who talks about how their eyes tell the stories and how there is so much hope in them as well.

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analesemarrison

I love this book, because it feels like home every time I read it. Growing up, I got made fun of for having my Asian eyes so it is so nice to see a book that celebrates it.

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analesemarrison

“When Mama tucks me in at night, her eyes tell me that I'm a miracle. In those moments when she's all mine, flecks of dancing gold tell me I'm hers too.“

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ehrmans
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This book is not only a stunning picture book but it also tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes. a young girl notices that her eyes look different from everyone else's. She notices that her eyes are like her mother's, her grandmother's, and her little sister's. Later, she recognizes her own beauty and discovers a path to self-love and empowerment.

ehrmans Author: Joanna Ho. Illustrator: Dung Ho. Genre: fiction. Publication date: 2021. Award: Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Text.
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deejeebee
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I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to share it with the children that I work with. The main character has different eye shapes then her friends. She comes to realize that her eyes are the same as her moms, grandmas and sister. Their eyes hold stories from the past and future and that they are beautiful.

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mandarchy
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I love when the publisher provides activities to go with a book. I print them all and let the kids choose. The butterfly was a winner. I think they are tired. They just want to color. We read this #outloud last week and they are asking for more.

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Librarybelle
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A great body positivity book, featuring diversity. The young character in this book notices how her eyes look different than her classmates, and yet her eyes are special. Her eyes resemble family members‘ eye shapes, and each remarkable woman can see remarkable things with their eyes. Letter E #PictureBook #BBRC

TheBookHippie I love this book. 13mo
Bookzombie I love this one and she has another one out now that I hope to get from the library soon. 13mo
Librarybelle @Bookzombie That is awesome…thanks! 13mo
LibrarianRyan I love this book 13mo
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IndoorDame
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Another body-positivity book for young children of color. This one explores the premise that this narrator‘s eyes don‘t look like the girls‘ at school, but she does look just like her mother, and grandmother, and baby sister. And she seems to manage to find the beauty and strength in that all on her own (no adults or fairy godmothers needed here). #BBRC PB Letter E #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @LibrarianRyan @StayCurious

LibrarianRyan 💕 ⭐ 😁 13mo
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MartinaLove
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5 ⭐
Such a beautiful children book. The pictures are so beautiful. I highly recommend if you have children or for yourself. ❤️

This was an impulse read.

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Clwojick ❤️❤️ 1y
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Tera0707
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Our Literacy class (EC-6 grade) has my daughter and I checking out more children‘s books, and this one was beautiful! Absolutely beautiful. My husband is half-Japanese, so our son is a quarter, and he (our son) has eyes that kiss in the corners. (My mother in law, who is Japanese, thought it was so cool that he has more of the “Japanese eyes” than my husband lol)

Bookzombie I loved this one too! 1y
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mandarchy
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No wonder this book is so popular. Totally an #everybodybook it is full of literary devices and poetic imagery for writing prompts. #readforperspective Have a conversation about how we are all different, but not so much. #wccpba

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elizabethlk
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This picture book filled my heart with an overwhelming amount of joy. It's so wonderful to see kidlit with kids who love themselves, their family, their culture, and their ethnicity. The illustrations are breathtakingly gorgeous. Highly recommended and a new favourite.

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Zoes_Human
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A little girl celebrates that which makes her different from her classmates but connects her with her family. A gorgeously illustrated book full of imaginative drawings about self-love and family.

Suitable for ages 4 to 8.

Texreader That title!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Zoes_Human @Texreader It's gorgeous all the way through as well. 2y
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AndreaEfres
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4.5/5

AndreaEfres 4.7/5 🍭

This literature piece called my attention because of the beautiful, inclusive work of art that it is. Throughout this realistic fiction piece, our students can ignite a revolution of self-discovery and confidence. It is a beautiful picture book that can range from K5.

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AndreaEfres LAFS.1.SL.2.4 Presentation of knowledge and ideas. With this standard, we can guarantee that students will find this book relevant to their lives so that they can express how they think and how they feel during a certain day.
UDL (7.1) Optomize individual choice and autonomy. When we introduce our students to genres that they can identify with we are increasing their awareness of others, this gives them the choice to be confident as well.
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AndreaEfres #UCFLAE3414SP21
Check out more information about this book on this amazing resource for educators. https://www.joannahowrites.com/

Thank you for reading,
Ms. Efres 💖

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DrSpalding I love that you cited the authors website. This is a high-quality piece of children‘s literature that can be a mirror or window for a child in the elementary classroom. The artwork is beautiful! 2y
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DebbieGrillo
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A sweet and mesmerizing story about the beauty of family, heritage, diversity and the joy of seeing yourself in someone else's eyes. The artwork is magically enthralling. I loved this one! #teachersoflitsy

CoverToCoverGirl Beautiful cover art! 2y
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ReaganT
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A cute RF book that is just so sweet! Great book about diversity and confidence. 10/10 for sure. #UCFLAE3414SP21 I found a Great site that has activities for this book. I specifically like lyrical language activity! https://www.theclassroombookshelf.com/2021/02/encourage-self-love-with-eyes-that... I think this activity would be used well with UDL 8.3 foster collaboration and community

ReaganT I also think this book is good for ESOL strategy 24 incorporate the culture and the language of second language learners in your curriculum 2y
DrSpalding Your summaries need to be a bit more detailed. What is the book actually about? Your universal design and English learner strategies work well. 2y
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Spearsall
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Eyes that Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho and illustrations by Dung Ho is a great story with a great storyline 🎈🌺 culturally diverse books are needed in classrooms so every student feels seen and heard🌼🌻 #UCFLAE3414SP21

ReaganT I love the title! And I agree, it‘s so important to represent cultural diversity in the classroom, this looks like a great read. 2y
Spearsall continued: UDL‘s 1.2 “offer alternatives for auditory information” can be applied here with an audio book while doing a read aloud with the class. This alternative is necessary for literacy as well. ESOL strategies include: link lesson topic to students prior knowledge, encourage self talk, promote cooperation, & continually monitor students comprehension. This story is great for having all students feel included while having a fun and cute 2y
Spearsall Continued: storyline. https://youtu.be/ZtIljDiqg3M this link includes the read aloud for the UDL I included, while explaining the stories plot line in detail. 2y
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DrSpalding This is realistic fiction at its best. This book is a current book trending online! When Matt Dela Peña posted a picture of his daughter with this title, knowing that he is a Newbery award winning author… I knew this was a book I had to own. I am so happy you took some of the recommendations I presented in class and enjoyed them! So well done. 2y
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