CRICS Students are Cross-Cultural Kids

Cross-Cultural Kids (CCKs) are children who grow up among many cultural environments for any reason.  (
We encourage our students, parents, and teachers to understand some of the key strengths and challenges of cross-cultural kids.
Here are some tools for navigating the years together.


Websites and Blogs about Cross Cultural Kids and Third Culture Kids

Cross Cultural Kid:
Global Ministry devoted to Missionary Kids:
Global TCK Care and Education:
Re-entry and transition Care: and


Books for all ages in the CRICS Library:

Hidden in My Heart - A TCK's Journey through Cultural Change by: Taylor Murray
Misunderstood, The Impact of Growing Up Overseas In the 21st Century by: Tanya Crossman
Cross Cultural Connections: Stepping out and Fitting in around the world by: Duane Elmer
Raising Resilient MKs by: Joyce M. Bowers & Robertson McQuilkin
Foreign to Familiar: A Guide to Understanding Hot- and Cold-Climates by: Sarah Lanier
The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition by: Tina Quick
The Reentry Team: Caring for your Returning Missionaries by: Neal Pirolo
The Third Culture Kid Experience Growing up Among Worlds by: David Pollock
Third Culture Kids: The Children of Educators in International Schools by: Ettie Zilber
Gila Monsters Meet you at the Airport by: Marjorie W. Sharmat
When Africa was Home by: Karen Williams
Alexander, Who’s Not (Do you Hear me? I mean it!) Going to Move by: Judith Viorst
Tea with Milk by: Allen Say
Grandfather’s Journey by: Allen Say
Tree of Cranes by: Allen Say
Ira Says Goodbye by: Bernard Weber
Homesick: My Own Story by: Jean Fritz
Amber Brown is not a Crayon by: Paula Danziger
Half and Half by: Lensey Namioka
Equal Rights to the Curriculum by: Eithne Gallacher
I Hate English by: Ellen Levine
My name is Yoon by: Helen Recorvits
The Name Jar by: Yangsook Choi
The Spirit Catches you and you Fall Down by: Anne Fadiman
The Year my Parents Ruined my Life by: Martha Freeman
A Country Far Away by: Nigel Gray
Now What?: Spiritual Discernment for Cultural Encounters by: Gary Green
Growing up Among Worlds by: OMF
Scamps, Scholars, and Saints: An Anthology of Anecdotes, Reflections, Poems, and Drawings by Third Culture Kids by: Jill Dyer

Other Recommended Books Not Yet in CRICS Library:

Fragments And Faith - An Adult TCK Experience in Evangelicalism by: Melody Young
Belonging Everywhere and Nowhere - Insights into counseling the globally minded by: Lois J. Bushong
Uprooted Childhoods: Memoirs of Growing up Global by: Faith Eidse and Nina Sichel
Global Soul: Jet Lag Shopping Malls and the Search for Home by: Pico Iyer
You Know You're An MK When ....... by: Andy Kerr and Deborah Kerr
Raising Global Nomads: Parenting Abroad In An On Demand World by: Robin Pascoe
Finding Home: Third Culture Kids in the World by: Rachel Jones

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