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Author Abel Junior Tutagalevao Empowers Bilingual Students With New Book

By: PRLog

BOSTON - Oct. 10, 2023 - PRLog -- "I Feel Angry: Me Siento Enojado (Spanish Edition)," authored by Abel Junior Tutagalevao and Renee Mariner-Solomon, takes young readers on a vibrant and engaging journey through the complexities of emotions. Unlike traditional illustrations, this book features real photos capturing authentic facial expressions. These images provide valuable support to students, including those with neurodiversity, helping them recognize emotions through real-life examples. Remarkably, the teachers, students and families at New Zealand schools believed so strongly in Abel Junior Tutagalevao's mission to share this with young learners in the United States and Latin America that they actively participated in creating these expressive images.

The book's target audience, ranging from ages 4 to 10, encompasses a wide spectrum of developmental needs. As a social skills book focused on anger expression and emotional regulation, it caters to English Language Learner classrooms and bilingual homes. Its adaptable approach ensures that children within this age range can benefit from its valuable insights, tailored to their individual needs.

"I Feel Angry" equips young readers with practical tools to identify and manage the emotion of anger effectively. It empowers them to navigate complex feelings, promoting emotional intelligence and self-regulation.

Author Abel Tutagalevao's national roots deeply influence the book's message. Tutagalevao draws parallels between learning to harness and manage the emotion of anger to the powerful yet controlled nature of the Samoan Siva tau and Māori Haka war dance. He cites fellow Polynesian celebrities like Duane "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Momoa as examples of individuals who have harnessed their emotions and energy positively. Momoa's emotional journey in "Aquaman" and The Rock's roles emphasizing self-control with physical strength serve as inspiring lessons, that emotions like anger and being proud need to be identified, expressed, and channeled; not ignored and repressed until it becomes dangerous.

Educators and parents are already offering high praise for Tutagalevao's I Feel Angry:

"I used [I Feel Angry] with a class of five year olds and it was fantastic. It is engaging and accessible."
-Sarah Stevens, RTLB School Counselor

"As a former educator I was thrilled to see this bilingual social skills book, it's so important that children are able to process and express emotions in every language they speak."
-Emma Jean, Children's Author

"Excellent for social emotional learning and development... I appreciate the book highlighting ways to process and cope with these big emotions and the great discussion and activity pages at the end!"
-Sarah Ward, Mom

For future releases and updates on upcoming bilingual social skills books readers are encouraged to visit Abel Tutagalevao's Cultural Hubb.

I Feel Angry: Me Siento Enojado (Spanish Edition) is also available on Amazon.

Cultural Hubb

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I Feel Angry: Me Siento Enojado

Source: Cultural Hubb

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