Writing your Culture: Products, Practices, and Perspectives

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Ever seen an asparagus peeler? (The tool, not the person). Father & son peel white asparagus during ,,Spargelzeit”–an important season in Germany.

Being both a language teacher and a writer, I’m thrilled about the momentum of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks and  #ownvoices movements. Just as kids deserve to see themselves on the page, we all deserve to learn about new experiences, foods, and ways of interacting with the world! That’s why most of us grew to love reading in the first place.

The tricky bit is writing about a culture in a way that makes those within that culture feel validated without alienating others. How? Read on…

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