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Likizo is a boy who was born into a biracial family and enjoys sharing his love for exotic foods and adventures with his friends. One day, he learned from his father that his family would be relocating from California to Ohio due to work obligations during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The boy was hesitant to move due to various new changes that suddenly seemed so scary. He knew he would miss being away from his close friends, school, proximity to various beaches, great weather, extracurricular activities, and the wonderful life they were creating in California. The unforeseen future did not seem that exciting especially since it meant that new changes would disrupt his preferred routine. Will things ever be the same in the new home town? Would his new friends in Ohio want to learn more about Africa, his Mama’s original homeland, or enjoy a taste of African food that Mama cooks? Will he fit in a small town and make good friends? Read on to find out. These are some of the questions children ask themselves when faced with uncertainties and changes, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The themes represented in this book include friendship, diversity, inclusivity, kindness, value, family, acceptance, generosity, persistence, and growing up. Biracial families will appreciate identifying with similar situations like Likizo’s family and will find this book to be a gem in their collection. All families will benefit from learning through the eyes of a child who is being raised in the best of both worlds with African and American heritage while living in a small American town.
Likizo’s reluctant adventure shows the value in embracing the big, scary steps that families are making during the COVID-19 pandemic and life thereafter. After all, there is beauty in the unseen that contributes to our journey through life.
ASIN : B09QPGRL7S
Language : English
File size : 25239 KB
Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
X-Ray : Not Enabled
Word Wise : Not Enabled
Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
Print length : 41 pages