Talking RACE and RACISM with kids
Presents brief interviews with children from fifteen diverse American families--including large, small, mixed-race, immigrant, gay and lesbian, divorced, single-parent, religious, adoptive, and special-needs families--about their parents, siblings, lifestyles, and traditions, and includes photos of each family.
Jeremy sets out to discover all of the different "people" that make him who he is, including brother, son, writer, and runner.
A treasury of poems recreates the life of César Chávez while offering insight into his character and describing how the lessons he taught can be applied to everyday life.
Describes the racial prejudice experienced by Jackie Robinson when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers and became the first black player in Major League baseball and depicts the acceptance and support he received from his white teammate Pee Wee Reese.
Reveals in verse that despite outward differences children everywhere are essentially the same and all are lovable.
While practicing for their next baseball game, thirteen-year-old friends Rabi, Miguel, and Joe discover that the nefarious activities of the Delbe, Iowa, meatpacking plant have caused cows to turn into zombies. Ages 9 and up.
Seven-year-old Lena and her mother observe the variations in the color of their friends' skin, viewed in terms of foods and things found in nature.
Presents a biography of the former South African president best known for his political activism and fight to end apartheid.