The Ugly Vegetables. Text and illustrations copyright © 1999 by Grace Lin. Used with permission by Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc. www.charlesbridge.com
A variety of people live in this neighborhood – a young black woman is in the left hand corner, several people who may be Asian-American are pictured in other yards, and several white children are pictured playing. There are several genders represented as well and two older people are featured cooking on the grill on the right side of the image. Cross-cultural interactions are occurring, which can be resources for the child’s identity making.