Bilingual Books in Dari And Pashto Aid Afghan Refugees in Learning English

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Independent publisher Language Lizard releases several bilingual children's books in Dari and Pashto to assist Afghan refugees as they navigate their new lives in the United States.

Independent publisher Language Lizard, LLC has just released several bilingual children’s books in the Afghan languages of Dari and Pashto, the two most common languages in Afghanistan. As Afghan evacuees learn to navigate their new life in the U.S., these colorful books are ideal tools in helping to create a bridge between the languages as well as making classrooms and communities more welcoming.

Almost half of the Afghan evacuees currently being housed at military bases across the U.S. are children, according to the Pentagon. As these Afghan children transition from military bases into new communities and enroll in public schools, these students will face challenges such as learning a new language, adapting to a different culture, and making new friends. To help aid these children and their families, Language Lizard is offering an assortment of fun and easy-to-read story books in both English-Dari and English-Pashto. Bilingual books are not only an effective language learning resource, but they promote inclusion and can help to foster literacy at home.

Language Lizard is making available the following titles in English and Dari: Be Kind, The Three Little Howlers, The Three Little Sun Bears, We Can All Be Friends, Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, Sports Day in the Jungle, and Who Are We? For books in both English and Pashto, readers can choose from the following titles: Be Kind, The Three Little Howlers, The Three Little Sun Bears, We Can All Be Friends, Happy After All, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Walking through the Jungle, and Who Are We?

In addition to the Dari and Pashto languages, these books are available in English only and many additional languages, so they are used by immigrant and refugee families throughout the country. Many of the books are accompanied by a multicultural lesson plan and audio of the book. Books may be purchased at, Ingram, Kindle, and bookstores worldwide.

Language Lizard, LLC ( is a leading supplier of bilingual products in over 60 languages. The company provides award-winning bilingual books and audio resources to schools, libraries, literacy organizations, and families. Language Lizard offers culturally responsive teaching materials, multilingual posters, and free multicultural lesson plans to support diverse classrooms and homeschoolers.

Release ID: 89064930