National Day of Listening for Kids

Ah, the day after Thanksgiving. It's the perfect time to sprawl out on your couch with a heaping plate of leftovers and catch up with the whole family. That's why StoryCorps and families across America celebrate the Friday after Thanksgiving as National Day of Listening.

While you have your loved ones together, why not take turns asking questions like: What was life like when you were a kid? What are you most proud of? How did our family come to be?

Need more ideas? These multigenerational picture books are just the thing to get you thinking about your family's story.

Dear Primo has two cousins—one in the United States and one in Mexico—exchanging letters. Even though the boys live in different countries, they are very much the same at heart.

A Different Pond is about a father's memories of his childhood in Vietnam, told to his American son on their morning fishing expeditions. 

Fiona's Lace is the story of an Irish family immigrating to Chicago in hopes of a better life, based on the author's family history. 

Grandfather's Journey tells the true story of the author's grandfather's journey from Japan to America.

Her Right Foot celebrates all of the families who passed through Ellis Island along with the great lady herself, Lady Liberty. 

In the New World opens with the story of a German family's move to Nebraska in 1850 and ends with their present-day descendant's journey to Germany to learn more about their roots.

Their Great Gift celebrates the hard work and sacrifices our families have made for us while showcasing stunning photographs of modern immigrant families.

This Is the Rope tells the story of an African-American family's migration from the South to the North through the many uses of a rope.

What are your family's stories?

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