Today the Richmond News wrote an article about our book. It is very exciting to get their support to spread the word about the book to newcomers from China. Here is an excerpt from the article:
Karlsbjerg also mentioned that, in her direct experience with hundreds of immigrants from China, many really want to learn about the way of life here, but they just don’t know how, and they don’t want to make a mistake or offend anyone.“The biggest challenge for newcomers is that they want to be part of the community but they don’t know how. They want to wait for the ‘perfect’ moment to integrate with the community,” she said.
“For example, some want to wait until they feel their English is perfect and so will spend more time and effort to help their kids, but not themselves.”
The book, which was translated into Mandarin by Zheng, has 365 daily readings, covering a wide range of topics such as local customs, entertainment, different ways of thinking, newcomer support and parenting in Vancouver. It also contains 50 mini English lessons with free pronunciation audio guides to the lessons on the book website.