Bibliographical Information: Kostecki-Shaw, J. S. (2011). Same, same, but different. New York: Henry Holt & Company.

Annotation: Elliot lives in America, and Kailash lives in India. They are pen pals. By exchanging letters and pictures, they learn that they both love to climb trees, have pets, and go to school. Their worlds might look different, but they are actually similar.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: K-2nd

Readers who will like this book: Readers who are interested in learning about another culture and enjoy diverse literature would like this book.

Personal response and rating:5/5 I love how this troy teaches children to not only learn about other cultures but to recognize that although we have many differences there are many similarities as well.

Text dependent question: What is Kailash’s favorite class?