Get ready to travel the globe with Rudy, a fun-loving pup whose globetrotting his way around the world. Roaming with Rudy, written and illustrated by Corinne Humphrey, is a cultural travel guide series for kids from Sage Press.
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We sat down with author Corinne to discuss the first book in the series Roaming with Rudy Paris. Check out our interview with Corinne below to learn more about her books and tips for bringing cultural awareness to youth.
Imprints Press: What inspired you to write Roaming with Rudy Paris?
Corinne: Many kids will never get the chance to travel to places but through reading books, they can get excited about new cultures and see how similar they are to other people around the world. It’s important to be exposed to many places and to learn how to be flexible. For example, if someone from Morocco moves next door to you, rather than being afraid of differences, get excited and learn about their culture and food. I want kids to learn respect and tolerance of other cultures because we’re all similar.
Imprints Press: What is your process for writing the books?
Corinne: I’ve been a flight attendant for many years so when I’m flying I take a lot of field surveys because kids are a captive audience on airplanes. I ask them questions about where they are traveling—What did you see? What did you like? Did you go to this museum or that museum? What was boring? What was fun? I get a lot of great feedback directly from kids about what they’re most interested in learning about.
Imprints Press: What message do you have for kids out there reading your books?
Corinne: I hope that they walk away with a sense of adventure and a yearning to travel because travel is one of the best educations you can get. I want to instill curiosity and a yearning for knowledge.
Imprints Press: Can you give us a sneak peek about what books you plan to publish next?
Corinne: I am finishing up Washington, DC, so that will be next in the series. I have a research trip planned for London and then I will be focusing on San Francisco and San Diego.
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