How to Talk to Kids About Race: Books That Can HelpWe live in a time when we are confronted with the complex realities of race, racial identity, and racism every day, but are also advised and often encouraged to avoid discussing it. If we look closer, we often find that much of our reluctance to address race directly stems from our tendency to want to avoid discomfort. This is the world that we inhabit; we talk about needing to talk about race without ever actually talking honestly about race. Here are a few resources and books to help us have those hard conversations with the young people in our lives. Take Stock First Ask yourself the hard questions first. How do you navigate race? Who are the members of your social and professional circles?
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I recently visited a library in Kent to meet children from nearby schools, and there was one Indian child in a group of 90 — which is quite normal for most schools I visit across the country. Following Oprah from her beginnings as the first black news anchor in Nashville to her first break on TV, this amazing illustrated biography gives us the life of a formidable and deeply inspiring woman, told especially for children. Start your trial for FREE today! Access thousands of brilliant resources to help your child be the best they can be. Diversity in books is important for children of all cultures and ethnicities. Subscribe to add to wishlist. Huyck, David and Sarah Park Dahlen.
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More diverse stories can serve as a means of counteracting dangerous narratives that frame inclusion as a threat. Attending a small school in the northeast meant that my world was very white. After I met my husband Satish and became part of a wonderful Mauritian family, I began to notice just how little literature does to show diverse societies. This author is practically as famous the wizard boy she wrote about for a decade. The once struggling single mum has earned the contents of Gringotts Wizarding bank by captivating the world with Harry's tales of derring-do and magical near-misses.