Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Katie, First Grade Defender of Multiculturalism

When Katie pulled this "Favorite Book Tulip" out of her backpack today, I asked her how on earth she knew how to spell the author's name.

Katie's teacher instructed the class to write the title and author of their favorite book on their tulips.  Katie couldn't remember the author's name of The Legend of Zelda so Ms. B looked it up online for her.  Ms. B found an image of the book and showed Katie the screen, asking, "Is this your favorite book?"

"Yes, that's it!  The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, part 1!" Katie said.

"Well," said Ms. B, "The author has a weird name."

"No she doesn't," Katie argued.  "She's Japanese."

"Oh," smiled Ms. B.  "She's Japanese, not weird."

"That's right," said Katie, first grade defender of multiculturalism.