The Where We Grow Series is designed to introduce culture and foster kindness as a way of life. This series opens with three girls from three different cultures: The Story of Gigi from France, The Story of Gabriella from Mexico, The Story of Zara from Iran. Each is meant to inspire children to explore people from cultures different than their own, and to approach that learning with an openness, acceptance, and curiosity.The Story of Gigi is the story of a little girl from France. She loves much of what France is well-known for: perfume, fashion, the game of boule, eclairs. Most of all, she adores macarons. Filled with watercolor images of Gigi with her favorite things, french art and architecture, The Story of Gigi is ultimately a story of building bridges between cultures. When Gigi's family moves away from France, Gigi is filled with emotional trepidation. As do many children faced with entering a new school, learning a new language, and navigating a different culture, Gigi finds a unique and surprising way to make friends, and flourish in new country.
About the Author
Leah Bullen is the author and illustrator of the Where We Grow book series. And enduring love of children and their potential prompted her to create the series with the hope of inspiring them to explore people from other cultures, and to nurture openness, acceptance, and curiosity.The mother of three grown children, Bullen lives in Northern California with her husband and big dog Bode, and enjoys yoga, hiking, golf and creating art.