Here are some positive efforts to open positive conversations with children on race…..
Here are 10 books to use as spring boards for discussions about skin color. They range from picture books to young adult titles. Hope they help.
The Skin You Live In By Michael Tyler, David Lee Csicsko, (Illustrator) Chicago Children Museum, 2005
This picture book uses rhyme to celebrate the range of skin color and the fact that children are simultaneously unique and similar.
Skin Again By bell hooks, Chris Raschka (Illustrator) Jump at the Sun, 2004
Another good title to discuss differences in skin color but honor that what’s inside is what counts.
Shades of people By Shelley Rotner, Sheila M.Kelly Holiday House, 2010
Echoing the above titles in theme, this title uses photographs to show that skin is a covering that comes in all different shades, even within a family. Yet we have more in common when we move past these…
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