On Thursday, February 11, 2016 I had the HONOR of participating in the National African American Read-In at John Muir Elementary. Here are some tips on holding a Read-In to celebrate diverse books at your school!
I am constantly on the lookout for new ways to talk about race and identity in developmentally appropriate ways with kids. Below I’ve put together tried and true resources (Yes! I REALLY, I tried them) based on my experiences as a mom talking about race with my own kids.
Being a critical reader means questioning the representation of various cultural groups. Here’s the why and how of questioning what you read with your kids.
Newsflash! Being enslaved is NOT an enjoyable experience!!! How educators and families SHOULD talk about slavery with kids.
This is a very inspiring story I wanted to share. Representation REALLY MATTERS. I’ve posted on this topic before, but it’s really important for all our kids to see themselves as LEAD characters in books.
Having kids write book reviews is a great way to help them improve their writing and thinking about what they read in the process. Here’s how!
Does your child’s school library have a diversity gap? What about your child’s classroom library?
It’s not always easy to find books that reflect this diversity however. That’s why I wanted to share a great resource for finding new diverse books.
Below is a list I recently got from a good friend, Sara D. who like me, is always on the hunt for great books which feature main characters who are NOT of European-American heritage (many of which are girls!)
Baby owls wake up and their mother is gone! A mommy raccoon eases her baby raccoon’s worries about the first day of school. A mommy pig reassures her little one about being away… Use these great books to ease separation anxiety and worries about school.