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.
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If you can click through to find the interviews, this link shows children describing what/who they identify as their family. Fact from the article: "More than one in four of the nearly 600,000 same-sex couples identified in the U.S. Census have a child under the age of eighteen living in the home with them."
http://theworldepost.com/pinnable-post/families-2/ In frank, funny, touching, and often surprising interviews, children from fourteen different families talk about how they identify themselves as a family. The range of families profiled in this engaging book reflects the kaleidoscopic diversity of families in America today: there are mixed-race families and immigrant families; families of gay and lesbian couples and very religious families; famil...
Jeremy sets out to discover all of the different "people" that make him who he is, including brother, son, writer, and runner.
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LOOKING LIKE ME by Walter Dean Myers: The opening lines of this book are charming, “I looked in the mirror and what did I see? A real handsome dude just looking at me.” This is a great book to read to kids for Black History Month.
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Many of the artists on my best illustrated kids' books of 2009 list, including Jerry Pinkney who created a stunning wordless picture book of one of Aesop's fables: The Lion & the Mouse, have won numerous awards for their children's picture book illustrations. Take a look at the cover art and get an idea of why I think these are the best illustrated children's books of 2009. The best illustrated children's books of 2009 have a variety of types of illustration.
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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.
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Cesar: Si, se puede! / Yes, We Can. Children's poetry book about Cesar Chavez, uses a combination of Spanish and English.
César: ¡Sí, se puede! / Yes, We Can!Carmen Bernier-Grand. Illust. by David Diaz. Belpre Honor Narrative, 2006.
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Cesar: Si, Se Puede! Yes, We Can! (Pura Belpre Honor Book. Illustrator (Awards))
Alyson Beecher over at Kid Lit Frenzy hosts a Non-fiction Picture Book Challenge and has a roundup every Wednesday. I've started to work on reading all of the Pura Belpré Award winner and honor books. All of the following except the Dolores Huerta biography have received a Pura Belpré award or honor. The cover images are from IndieBound. Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by Yuyi Morales won the award for illustration in 2004. The text tells a bit about the childhood of Chavez, but mostly focuses on his activism and non-violent fight for the rights of farmworkers. This would be a great book to pair with Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers by Sarah Warren. I had heard of Chavez, but until recently didn't even know that Dolores Huerta existed. That may be partly because as in Harvesting Hope, she was not mentioned, yet she worked closely with Chavez and was also instrumental in improving conditions for migrant workers. Both books would be great in a biography or civil rights unit. Yuyi Morales provides a fantastic teacher's guide to go along with Harvesting Hope. I would be remiss though if I didn't also include a mention of César: ¡Sí, Se Puede! Yes, We Can! by Carmen T. Bernier Grand. It is an amazing book of biographical poetry that would also pair well with Harvesting Hope. George Ancona is an expert at photo essays. The photographs are always full of life and brilliant color and ¡Ole! flamenco was no exception. I was surprised to learn that flamenco is actually not only Spanish. I knew it was from Spain, but didn't know that the Roma people were part of the creation of flamenco. Ancona provides background on the Roma. I haven't really ever seen that history provided in children's lit in the past. He mentions them as Roma initially, but then tends to use the term Gypsies more frequently throughout. That was a bit of a disappointment for me as I would rather stick with Roma, but he wrote respectfully. The photographs of dancers, singers, and musicians, had music rolling through my head and my feet itching to dance. I can just see students wanting to try it out with some music. That reminds me that I have a friend who studied flamenco. Perhaps she could visit and teach us a few moves. We will have to at least watch a video like this one: The author did an interview over at Lee and Low if you want to know more about this beautiful book.
Available in: Paperback,Hardcover. An award-winning picture-book biography in free-verse celebrating the life of the great labor leader
Cesar (Pura Belpre Honor Book. Illustrator (Awards))
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.
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This is the moving story of how Jackie Robinson became the first black player on a major league baseball team and how on a fateful day in Cincinnati, PeeWee Reese took a stand and declared Jackie his teammate. |Pinned from PinTo for iPad|
This book is about the early days of baseball when there was a separate Negro league as well as a White league. It tells the story of the Negro players and their hard lives on the roads, as well as the White players who had much better food and living conditions. The author mentions that many people knew that the prejudices were wrong, but nobody wanted to challenge the current conditions. One day the manager of the Dodgers decided that he wanted to recruit the best players for his team, regardless of race. This is how an African American man named Jackie Robinson became the first black player to try out for a Major League baseball team. After reading this book with my class, I would use it to spark some conversations about sportsmanship, friendship, and equality. I would also use it to begin to talk about the different types of conflict (character vs self, character vs nature, etc.). The kids could then go back through the story and identify examples of these different types of conflict.
Explores the history of Negro League baseball teams, discussing owners, players, hardships, wins, and losses; includes illustrations.
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The 2009 Coretta Scott King Author Award winner was Kadir Nelson, author and illustrator of "We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball." This title also was a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award honor book.
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Interactive Read Aloud: We Are The Ship: The story of Negro League Baseball is a nonfiction children's book. There are a few themes, which pertain to baseball, African American history, prejuidce, acceptance and tolerance. This book is at a sixth grade reading level.
Grades 2-3: Describes the glory years of Negro league baseball in the early 1900s, profiling its star athletes and highlighting the challenges faced by the players and the sacrifices made to live out their dreams and play the game they loved.
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson To tell the story of the Negro baseball leagues, Nelson creates a narrator with a folksy, colorful style who tells the histories of the ballplayers through... #commoncore #curriculum narrative nonfiction
Using an "Everyman" player as his narrator, Kadir Nelson tells the story of Negro League baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through the decline after Jackie Robinson crossed over to the majors in 1947. Illustrations from oil paintings by artist Kadir Nelson. Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner, 2009.
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball - Explores the history of Negro League baseball teams, discussing owners, players, hardships, wins, and losses; and including illustrations.
2009: We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson (Available at other Bucks County libraries)
This is a nonfiction book that talks about the Negro Baseball League. In the book we learn about the beginning of the history of blacks in baseball. As we move through the book we learn about the various different teams in the negro league. Next we learn about various different important players that played in the negro league. Lastly, we learn about the ending of the Negro League of Baseball. This is a good book for children in the 2nd-5th grade,
An introduction to the life of Marian Anderson, extraordinary singer and civil rights activist, who was the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera, whose life and career encouraged social change.
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WHEN MARIAN SANG by Pam Munoz Ryan, illustrated by Brian Selznick, writing mentor text for word choice, specificity, figurative language, sensory words, narrative nonfiction
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when marian sang: the true recital of marian anderson. read this to my 5th & 6th graders before showing a video of the historic performance for black history month.
When Marian Sang. The true story of African American singer Marian Anderson's astonishing voice and courage in the face of prejudice. One of the 100 Greatest Books for Kids (a list by Parent & Child magazine in its March 2012 issue). For ages 8-10.
When Marian sang : the true recital of Marian Anderson : the voice of a century / Pam Muñoz Ryan ; staging [i.e. illustrations] by Brian Selznick.
Realistic pictures are used to show the story of Marian Anderson, an African American singer who was born in 1897. She started singing at age eight and dreamed of performing on stage for a large audience. Though she was often discriminated against because of her race, she wouldn't take no for an answer.
Stirring true story about Marian Anderson who is best known for her historic concert at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939. After reading the book, look up her performance on You Tube with your child. It is stunning to hear her sing and see the massive crowd at the Lincoln Memorial.
Picture Books (Not Necessarily Singable) Which Embrace MUSIC as an Important and Enriching Component of Our Lives
Reveals in verse that despite outward differences children everywhere are essentially the same and all are lovable.
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Books, Interventions and More has short book reviews on many books for kids with diversity themes including this one for It's Monday! What Are You Reading? grades: 3rd - 5th SS.1.1/ SS.3.1
Global Oneness Day on United Nations Day, October 24. Celebrate this day with a selection of picture books reviews that highlight this theme.
A poetic picture book, an exemplary work of art. The simple text describes children's skin tones and hair in terms of natural phenomena ("...the roaring browns of bears"; "...hair that curls like sleeping cats in snoozy cat colors") and then describes love for these children with rich colors and flavors ("...love comes in cinnamon, walnut, and wheat...").
This picture book features young children from various heritages as they play and celebrate who they are.
ALL THE COLORS OF THE EARTH: Celebrate the colors of children and the colors of love. A poetic picture book and work of art that celebrates diversity and community.
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Book: All the Colors of the Earth Author: Sheila Hamanaka Age: Grade 1 + Purchase Info: Amazon http://www.amazon.com/All-Colors-Earth-Sheila-Hamanaka/dp/0688111319/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0 Summary: This children’s book has magnificent oil pictures accompanied by text that describes children’s skin tones and hair using beautiful metaphors and similes.(“ … the roaring browns of bears”; “… hair like bouncy baby lambs”) The author also metaphorically describes the elegance of love and the energy of children all over the world. (“Love is amber and ivory and ginger and sweet”) How to incorporate in the classroom/curricular units: This book would be great to introduce younger students to metaphors and similes. Students can create their own metaphors of their own skin color, or the texture of their hair. This would be a good book to read for younger children (grade 1-2) as part of ‘knowing yourself’ unit or a unit that is aimed at celebrating diversity. For older children, it is possible to lead a discussion about why the author felt necessary to create a book like this. The book also includes pictures of biracial couples which is not as common in most children’s book. Social Justice Education: This book addresses the beginning stages of Social Justice Education. Stage 1: Self Love and Acceptance Stage 2: Respect for others The book does a good job of fostering an appreciation for students of all color and race. It acknowledges are physical difference, but also celebrates the energy that all children have. Unfortunately the book does not explore more complex issues of social justice, and the book is a simply one that celebrates the human race especially children. It could be use as a introduction book that can lead to more in-depth conversations.
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.
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"Zombie Baseball Beatdown" by Paolo Bacigalupi: "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."
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. A bit heavier than the cover conveys, it deals with immigration, and the possible deportation of a friend. For 5th grade readers and up.
Zombie baseball beatdown. Review by The Nerdy Book Club.
Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi – Review by Irene Kistler (Nerdy Book Club)
Encore -- Zombie baseball beatdown / Paolo Bacigalupi.
Zombie Baseball Beatdown Paolo Bacigalupi Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Release Date: September 10, 2013 ISBN 0-316-22078-7 I wonder what motivated Hugo and Nebula Award winning author Pao…
Zombie Baseball Beatdown (Book) : Bacigalupi, Paolo : While practicing for their next baseball game, 13-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. The plot contains violence and racial tension.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.
-Don't be misled by this novel's horror B-movie title and cover art: thought-provoking, topical issues and wry wit elevate it above the expected gross-out zombie tale. Middle school friends Rabi, Miguel, and Joe literally smell trouble wafting from their small town's meatpacking plant, where they find cows living in filthy conditions and behaving oddly. Then the boys' baseball coach turns up moaning “Brainsssss!” and tries to bite Rabi. When the children discover that meat from the sick cows is being packaged and sent to local supermarkets, they are on their own to prevent a zombie cow apocalypse because no one believes their story. Miguel's revelation that he's in the country illegally introduces biting commentary on racism and immigration. Bacigalupi also zings big business, the meatpacking industry, and the USDA, culminating in an epilogue that's both cautionary and empowering. Rabi, Miguel, and Joe are realistic, complete characters. It's a testament to the author's skill that they express values of courage, friendship, and integrity as naturally as they toss off hilarious observations: “Talk about ankle biters,” Rabi comments when he sees two little zombie girls chewing on a man's leg. References to current video games and cyberpunk comics add appeal to this fast-paced home run. -Printz-winning Bacigalupi writing a middle-grade zombie novel? Yes, it really happened, and yes, it’s pretty darn good. Milrow Meats, the meat-packing plant in Delbe, Iowa, is up to something. Pals Rabi, Miguel, and Joe can tell from the ungodly stink, the anxious behavior of the Mexicans who work there, and—oh yeah—their zombified Little League coach, who tries to nosh their brains. Further sleuthing reveals that SuperGrow growth supplement is being fed to the cows, creating undead bovines that, in turn, create “zombie burgers.” And what happens when folks start snarfing those burgers? Though the plot synopsis recalls such gleeful splatter fests as John Kloepfer’s Zombie Chasers series, in Bacigalupi’s hands it feels closer to Walter Dean Myers’ Cruisers series, with much of the story delving into issues often overlooked in youth fiction: the capricious treatment of immigrant workers, the absence of options for the poor, and the questionable record of the USDA. Simultaneously smart, funny, and icky, this book asks a tough question: Is it worth looking the other way in order to save yourself? HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The sheer improbability of a big-name author delivering a project like this should generate a strong Venn diagram of commercial and critical interest. Order here!
Describes in verse the life of brown-skinned momma, white-skinned daddy, their children, and assorted relatives.
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OP: "First interracial family in children's book (1973). Love it!" Might have to buy this once I have my children : )
First interracial family in children's book (1973). I need to get this for my little brother (who is biracial)
First interracial family in children's book (1973). Love it! I read this to my 2 oldest soooo much!
It’s Perfect Picture Book Perfect Friday! And Boy do I have a book for you! - "black is brown is tan," Author and illustrator: Arnold Adoff/ Emily Arnold McCully When it was first published in 1973, Black is brown is tan featured the first interracial family in children’s books. Decades later, Arnold Adoff and Emily Arnold McCully continue to offer a joyous and loving celebration of all the colors of the race,
First interracial family in children's book (1973). Love it! #found this @ the $1.00 bookstore
First interracial family in children's book (1973). I have this book for my daughter.
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Reid needs to read this. A book about interracial families. Greatness.
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Explores the many different shades of human skin, and points out that skin is just a covering that does not reveal what someone is like inside.
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Shades of People by Shellie Rottner and Sheila M. Kelly -- This board book is a great way to learn about the diversity of people. It features photographs of real children and demonstrates that diversity happens even in families.#toddler #kidlit #earlyliteracy #reading #booklist #preschool #books #gift #read #homelibrary #diversity #culture
Shades of People by Shelley Rotner & Sheila M. Kelly - Great for Pre-K Complete's All About Me Theme! Pre-K Complete teachers read stories daily during Circle Time and provide children books at the Reading Learning Center. Pinned by Pre-K Complete - follow us on our blog, FB, Twitter, & Google Plus!
I'm not sure I could love any children's book about skin more than "The Skin You Live In" but this comes recommended.
Shades of People By Shelley Rotner and Sheila M. Kelly; photos by Shelley Rotner Beautiful full-color photographs of children, along with a simple text, highlight the many shades of skin color
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Easy text & vivid pics to teach kids what skin color is & how it does not define.
20 Children's Books About Differences
These books will introduce newborn babies and toddlers to the joy of reading. Browse this list of new and classic children's books recommended by the Quicklists Consulting Committee of the Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the Am
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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.
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Sprinkles to Kindergarten!: Black History Month - The Color of Us (Really nice for teaching diversity)
I have this book for Baby Girl <3 !; prior pinner: Sprinkles to Kindergarten!: Black History Month - The Color of Us
Through a beautifully illustrated story, The Colors of Us explains that while we all look different, we all share many of the same qualities. The storybook’s main character, Lena, discovers that she and her friends and neighbors all have different yet beautiful skin colors. Author Karen Katz wrote The Colors of Us as an appreciation of her adopted Guatemalan daughter and the diversity that surrounds them. #adoption
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Black History Month - The Color of Us (Really nice for teaching diversity)
Great book for Black History Month or Multicultural Theme!
10 Children's Books that Teach Diversity
Black representation matters when it pertains to the literature that our Black children are exposed to. Here are 10 Black children’s books that elevate our children. I Dream of Africa In Africa Dream by Eloise Greenfield, a little African-American girl falls asleep and dreams of ancient Africa. In this dream, she returns to her people exercising…
A simple, scientifically accurate explanation on how people get their skin color for young children in English and Spanish.
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Magnificent color photos and simple, engaging language capture the essence of one way people are special and different from one another--skin color. This book answers the
All the Colors We Are: Todos los colores de nuestra piel/The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color (Spanish Edition) by Katie Kissinger. $9.95. Reading level: Ages 5 and up. Author: Katie Kissinger. Publication: July 1, 2002. Publisher: Redleaf Press (July 1, 2002)
All the Colors We Are: Todos los colores de nuestra piel/The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color (teaching diversity)
All the Colors We Are: Todos los colores de nuestra piel/The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color (Spanish Edition) by Katie Kissinger http://www.amazon.com/dp/0934140804/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Ks6kwb1DCR4BF
All the Colors We Are: Todos los colores de nuestra piel/The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color (Spanish Edition) by Katie Kissinger. $9.95. Publisher: Redleaf Press (July 1, 2002). Publication: July 1, 2002. Reading level: Ages 5 and up. Author: Katie Kissinger
All the Colors We Are: Todos los colores de nuestra piel/The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color (Spanish Edition) by Katie Kissinger. $9.95. Author: Katie Kissinger. Publisher: Redleaf Press (July 1, 2002). Publication Date: July 1, 2002. Recommended for Ages 5 and up
Anti-Bias Children's Book Reviews: All the Colors We Are/Todos los Colores de Nuestra Piel (Kissinger, Krutein)
All the Colors We are/Todos los Colores de Nuestra Piel: The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color/La Historia de Por Que Tenemos Diferentes Colores De Piel : Katie Kissinger, Wernher Krutein : 9780934140805
A picture book biography introduces the ideas and accomplishments of a gifted and influential speaker by using some of his own words to tell the story.
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Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport – Picture This! Teaching with Picture Books
“Martin’s big words: the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” by Doreen Rappaport. Rappaport weaves the immortal words of Dr. King into a captivating narrative to tell the story of his life. With stunning art by acclaimed illustrator Bryan Collier, “Martin’s big words” is an unforgettable portrait of a man whose dream changed America- and the world- forever. Age range: 5 and up
"Martin's Big Words" by Doreen Rappaport. This definitive picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is an unforgettable portrait of a man whose dream changed America--and the world--forever. $7.99 www.thematicattic.com
"Martin's Big Words : The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." - This picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young children through his own words. Bryan Collier's stunning collage art combines remarkable watercolor paintings with vibrant patterns and textures. A Caldecott Honor Book.
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.-This picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young children through his own words.
Martin's Big Words is an award-winning picture book that will introduce Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to young readers with beautiful illustrations.
Great classroom idea from Herding Cats in Kindergarten blog.
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Recommended Grades: 3-5 A biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. using his own words to showcase the information in the text. Lesson Idea: Writing Workshop: Mentor Texts: Read aloud Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.as part of a unit on biographies, during Black History Month (February), or a unit on writing…
Presents a biography of the former South African president best known for his political activism and fight to end apartheid.