So being a teacher-librarian at 2 elementary schools, means one facet of my work is providing points of connection between what is known and what is not known. One of the ways I have introduced children (who are amazingly understanding and amazingly myopic–aren’t we all?) to the concept of “other” is through First Voices. The sound of communication between individuals in a people group is one way children understand “same, yet different.” First Voices has two apps that you can download for 2 of the languages of First Peoples of BC. Their requests for “how do they say . . . .?” are fast and furious because they understand the fundamental part communication plays.
Same, Same and Different is also the title of a great children’s book if you have any more room for reading.