Book Talk: Growing Up in Transit – From Idea Through Development & Impact

This is the e-handout for the webinar presentation for the Book Talk. It includes a list of resources mentioned in the presentation, the slide deck and additional resources.

Core topics

We cover the origin of the book, how it developed and what shaped it, as well as its reception, how it has impacted audiences, and how her thinking has continued to develop since its publication.


  • Finding common ground
  • Being ‘seen’
  • The simple things

Slide deck

The slide deck from the workshop is available in PDF format.

Main text

Growing Up in Transit: The Politics of Belonging at an International SchoolDanau Tanu, 2018. 


Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds, 3rd Edition. David Pollock, Ruth E. Van Reken and Michael Pollock, 2017.

Safe Passage: How mobility affects people & what international schools should do about it. Doug Ota, 2014.

Children At Promise: 9 principles to help kids thrive in an at risk world. Tim Stuart, 2003.

TCKs of Asia & Third Culture Stories podcast.

‘Third Culture Kids: The Return Home’ by Tim Brantingham in Sandwich Parenting.