Today, across the entire Stratford Public School District, over 200 classrooms will receive the book “The Sandwich Swap” written by Queen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah. This book will be read to students as the fourth book in this year’s Miss Soto’s Literacy Legacy program.
In the book, Lily and Salma are best friends. Lily eats peanut butter and Salma eats hummus but what is it that is different between friends? It turns out, a lot. Before they know it, a food fight breaks out! The smallest things can pull us apart until we learn that friendship is far more powerful than differences. Salma, Lily and all their classmates come together in the true spirit of tolerance and acceptance.
If you have a child in the district ask them about this book and engage in conversation about how important literacy is, as reading was something Vicki was very passionate about.