Have you ever read “The Story about Ping” by Marjorie Flack? What about “Tikki Tikki Tembo” by Arlene Mosel? When I was a child these were the stories my teachers read to celebrate Asian diversity. It’s not surprising that I grew up with some odd ideas of what life must be like for children living in Asian countries. As a child Asia was this big amorphous blob to me on the other side of the globe, like a bowl of sticky rice that had been dropped on the floor and stepped on.
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