Talking to kids explicitly about race is challenging for many adults, especially white adults, who may be entirely new to this conversation. But research shows it's the best way to raise antiracist kids. The good news is that books can provide the language and pictures to help guide these very important conversations. Here are some of my favorites.
Picture books showing characters disrupting stereotypical gender binary roles, showing boys exhibiting emotional literacy, featuring female animals not coded with stereotypical clothing or behavior, and characters in jobs outside stereotypical gender roles.
Excited? Nervous? Anxious? Grown-up? Great books to give incoming kindergartners an idea of what to expect when starting school and suggestions for handling some common emotions, fears, and situations.
“I routinely prescribe nature to children and families. Nature has the power to heal." - Dr. Nooshin Razani , pediatrician, presenter of the TED Talk "Presribing Nature for Health" Research suggests...