A Bad Case of Stripes
- By David Shannon
I was introduced this book today in my Intro to Social Work class. We were split into groups and had to create a scenario as to how we would utilize this book for clients in either a individual or group setting.
The story is about a girl named Camilla. She is new to a school and begins drawing concerns with making friends and finding acceptance in her new environment.
While reading this we found many scenarios that we could use this book in and some that are very obvious observations. I don’t want to go in depth too much about the book because I recommend those interested to go to their nearest library and check it out.
- Cross-cultural differences
- Life transitions (i.e., changing to different schools, moving, work, families)
- Self acceptance and accepting others’ differences
- Labeling (racism, sexism, -isms, etc.)
- and more…
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It’s April 1975. As the Khmer Rouge takes control of Cambodia, a small orphaned girl, Li-Da Men, is flown out of the country. Eventually, she ends up as the adopted daughter of an affluent British couple and has a privileged upbringing whilst the country of her birth is returned to Year Zero. Now, twenty six years later, Li-Da returns to Cambodia in search of the truth: the truth about her past, the truth about her country’s past and the truth about what is going on in that country today. It is a journey which forces Li-Da to re-examine not just her past and her opinions, but also challenges the way in which the West regards Cambodia. Many people come forward believing they may be related to Li-Da, often travelling long distances at their own expense: none searching for a rich Western relative, all searching for personal peace, having lost children and sisters during Cambodia’s bloody war and its aftermath. This powerful film is the story of that search.
Oh, you mean you’re Chinese, right?