While the other kids happily bound into the classroom, Gabe stands with his mother outside the door, timid and unsure about walking into school. That’s because Gabe is the new kid at school and he doesn’t speak English.
Gabe is from another country. With English as a second language, starting school felt scary and intimidating. How would he know what to do? What would the other kids think?
The teacher goes out of her way to make Gabe feel welcome and encourages the other kids to celebrate diversity with empathy. But that doesn’t stop Johnny from going out of his way to be unkind.
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor, illustrated how actions speak louder than words and drives home the importance of celebrating diversity, kindness, inclusion and empathy. Because no matter what language you speak, kindness is the universal language of all. Learn how to celebrate differences in this powerful story and discover how chocolate milk plays a major role in the discovery of the real universal language.
This book comes with a free Reader’s Guide for children. The guide is available for free download from the publisher website. Lesson plans, activities and discussion questions to allow parents, teachers and caregivers to explore the topic further and deepen comprehension.
Maria Dismondy is a sought-after author, publisher and public speaker. Although fictional, Chocolate Milk, Por Favor is based on a true story from Maria’s own life.
The best book for addressing ESL inclusion and diversity.
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor carries the key message of diversity, inclusion and English as a Second Language (ESL) by the many advocates of positive parenting solutions. This book is the perfect compliment to other books in your home or school library that focus on ESL, diversity and empathy. Like the work of Bobbi Kates (We’re Different, We’re the Same - Sesame Street) and Shannon Olsen (Our Class is a Family.)
About the Author
Maria Dismondy is an award-winning author, specializing in books about challenges children face. As a sought-after speaker, Maria spreads her message by presenting at schools and conferences across the country. Maria lives in southeastern Michigan.
"Chocolate milk (Gabe's favorite drink) is a recurring symbol in this heartwarming story about the importance of making friendships and helping others, and the power of kindness when working to overcome the language barrier. Highly recommended!" —Midwest Book Review