Natasha Yim shares LUNA’s YUM YUM DIM SUM, a new picture book written by Natasha and illustrated by Violet Kim. Natasha talks about being invited to submit a story for the Storytelling Math series for Charlesbridge, which includes titles by Grace Lin, Sara Levine, and Ana Crespo. She started with an idea to set the story in a Chinese restaurant and asked herself the question, “Is being equitable the same as being fair?” The result was a fun and engaging sibling story over how to fairly divide portions when “fair” looks different from person to person.
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ON TODAY'S EPISODE (#654):
Celebrate diversity, math, and the power of storytelling! On Luna's birthday, the whole family goes out for dim sum--but Luna and her brothers can't agree on how to share their pork buns fairly. How can three people divide up five buns? Should some siblings get more than others? Or should they cut the buns into smaller and smaller pieces so everyone gets the same amount? A playful exploration of division and fractions, featuring Chinese American characters and a cultural note. Storytelling Math celebrates children using math in their daily adventures as they play, build, and discover the world around them. Joyful stories and hands-on activities make it easy for kids and their grown-ups to explore everyday math together. Developed in collaboration with math experts at STEM education nonprofit TERC, under a grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation.
Natasha Yim (website)
Storytelling Math series (website)
LUNA'S YUM YUM DIM SUM BLOG TOUR
Jan. 5 - Picture Book Look Podcast, https://picturebooklook.libsyn.com - interview with Natasha Yim (author), Violet Kim (illustrator), and Alyssa Mito-Pusey (Editor).
Jan. 8 - Writer Interviewing Writer, https://csbtv.weebly.com/writertowriterinterviews.html - Interview
Jan. 9 - 2nd Star to the Right bookstore, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/storytime-with-natasha-yim-tickets-133372575965 - virtual storytime reading
Jan. 16 - Raising Compassionate Leaders, https://www.rcleaders.com/childrens-book-readings - Virtual Book Club reading
Jan. 19 - Children’s Book Podcast, https://lgbpodcast.libsyn.com - Interview
Jan. 21 - Celebrate Picture Books Blog, https://celebratepicturebooks.com - Book Review
Jan. 26 - Sandhya Archarya, https://www.sandhyaacharya.com/blog/ - Book Review
Jan. 27 - Dig It, Daddy-O Blog, http://digitdaddyo.com - Book Review
Jan. 31 - Kidlitincolor Blog, https://www.kidlitincolor.com/blog - Interview
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