Free Bilingual Activity Book From PETA Helps Immigrant Children Learn English

For Immediate Release:
September 15, 2022

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David Perle 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – Orders are pouring in for PETA Kids’ first-ever bilingual coloring and activity book, All About Animals/Todo Sobre los Animales, and free copies—along with packs of colored pencils—are on their way to newly arrived immigrant children in New York City and Washington, D.C., in cooperation with the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, Team TLC NYC, and other immigrant assistance programs.

All About Animals is full of sweet illustrations for kids to color, interesting facts about wildlife (such as that elephants live in close-knit families), and age-appropriate lessons about kindness to animals (such as “Dogs don’t use words like we do, but one way that they communicate with each other is through body language”).

“The reading exercises and coloring activities in All About Animals are designed to build kids’ language skills and empathy for animals in a fun, familiar way,” says PETA Kids Senior Director of Youth Programs Marta Holmberg. “PETA Kids is pleased to help immigrant support organizations bring some comfort to children in a stressful situation.”

PETA Kids—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—notes that children are less likely than adults to see a moral hierarchy among humans and other animals, according to a recent study.

All About Animals can be downloaded for free on PETA Kids’ website. PETA Kids is also sending copies of the book to the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights’ offices in Chicago; Harlingen, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas; Pasadena, California; Phoenix; and other cities. For more information, please visit PETAKids.com or follow the group on Facebook or Instagram.

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