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By introducing children early on to concepts of globalization, we stand a greater chance of the next generation utilizing technology and creativity to create a healthier and happier world. The key is presenting our interconnection to kids in a fun and positive manner, helping them to understand the wonders of our differences and the wonders of our similarities, so they grow up feeling empowered and excited to be part of this global family! (EcoMom)

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Author Bio:

Rana DiOrio was born in Providence, RI and grew up in a colorful Italian-American family. Her curiosity about the world began in kindergarten, while studying Western access to China and, obviously, panda bears. As a political science major/psychology minor in college, and then as a law student, she became fascinated with understanding perspective, and how just about any person, place, thing, or situation can be interpreted in so many valid ways.

“I believe that I have two ears, two eyes and one mouth intentionally, so I listen and observe more than I talk,” she explains. “As a result, I think I’m better able to respect and appreciate diversity.” Rana’s inspiration for writing What Does It Mean To Be Global? was the election of President Barack Obama and explaining its significance, on so many levels, to her children.

Rana has written her way through life–as a student, a lawyer, an investment banker, a private equity investor, and now as an author and publisher of children’s picture books. Her interests include practicing yoga, reading non-fiction, dreaming, effecting positive change, and, of course, being global, green, and present. She lives in Tiburon, California with her three Little Pickles.

Illustrator Bio:

Chris Hill was born and raised in London, Canada. After graduating from university with a degree in psychology, she filled her backpack with a few of her favorite items, including a sketch pad and some Sharpie™ pens, and traveled to California for an excursion. She never left. Chris became a teacher in San Francisco, where she enjoyed teaching art to her kindergarteners, and used her whimsical cartoon characters to entertain and motivate her middle school students.

After over a decade of teaching and honing her own artistic skills, Chris opened Mackie Mack, a purveyor of handmade stationery, invitations, and canvases. Her wit, creativity, and innate sense of people make her happy characters come alive. “While illustrating What Does It Mean To Be Global?, I was inspired by the idea that a single kind gesture could change another person’s view of the world and herself,” she explains, “and the idea that this positive energy might be contagious, leading to a more peaceful and purposeful life for everyone.”

Visit Chris on the web at www.mackiemack.com.


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Product Details

  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: What Does It Mean To Be...?
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Little Pickle Press (October 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984080600
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984080601
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.3 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #184,044 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Rana DiOrio was born in Providence, RI and grew up in a colorful Italian-American family. Her curiosity about the world began in kindergarten, while studying Western access to China and, obviously, panda bears. As a political science major/psychology minor in college, and then as a law student, she became fascinated with understanding perspective, and how just about any person, place, thing, or situation can be interpreted in so many valid ways. "I believe that I have two ears, two eyes, and one mouth intentionally, so I listen and observe more than I talk," she explains. "As a result, I think I'm better able to respect and appreciate diversity." Rana's inspiration for writing What Does It Mean To Be Global? was the election of President Barack Obama and explaining its significance, on so many levels, to her children.

Rana has written her way though life - as a student, a lawyer, an investment banker, a private equity investor, and now as an author of children's picture books. Her interests include practicing yoga, reading non-fiction, dreaming, effecting positive change, and, of course, being global. She lives in Belvedere, California with her husband and their three Little Pickles.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tracy Lacina on June 12, 2012
Format: Hardcover
"What Does it Mean to be Global" is a wonderful addition to Rana DiOrio's "What Does it Mean..." series. It follows the same pattern as the others, introducing the subject with a somewhat silly question about what being global means. For example, "Does it mean being really round?" to which the answer is a resounding "No". I love this, as it brings the child into the story right away, yelling, "NO!" at all the appropriate places. DiOrio then goes on to explain what it means to be global in simple, easy to understand terms such as "living respectfully and peacefully with one another." This is such an important issue in today's increasingly small world, and this book is an excellent resource for stimulating discussion about it with our children. There are even lesson plans available for free to download from Little Pickle Press that are great for parents and teachers both.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christine on December 27, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This book is the perfect introduction to the idea of being more appreciative, tolerant and accepting of all people in all instances! It is a helpful conversation starter for teachers and parents and makes a wonderful gift for children between the ages of 2 and 10.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Taylor on August 3, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This is an amazing children's book! I even enjoy reading this book without kids around. The message in this book is so relevant in our changing world. So glad I purchased this book!
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By msyogi on January 2, 2014
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I love all of Rana DiOrio's books because they are filled with positive messages that are easy to convey to children, 7 years and up. This book contains important messages about embracing other cultures and ways of life--so important in a world full of prejudice and strife.
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We own this book. My 1.5 year old toddler is running around the house bubbling global global. Of course she does not comprehend BUT the pictures are enticing enough and she will grow into it. For kids the look matters, this book is nice. For parents, the content is fantastic and timely and sweet.
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