Bawang Putih and Bawang Merah
A traditional tale from Indonesia, retold by Lavinia Disa Winona Araminta; illustrations by Scott Pearson
This story is a popular children’s story in Indonesia and Malaysia. There are several different versions. Bawang Merah and Bawang Putih are stepsisters – one good and selfless, the other greedy and selfish. In the course of the story, the good sister is rewarded and the selfish sister is taught a lesson and sees the error of her ways. The story allows students with Indonesian and Malaysian heritage to see themselves reflected in the journal by including a familiar story from their own culture.