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.
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.
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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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
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We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson - 796.35764 N427W - http://library.cedarville.edu/record=b1247585
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.
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.
Ages 8 and up - A lost piece of American history comes to life in Kadir Nelson's elegant and eloquent history (Hyperion/Jump at the Sun, 2008) of the Negro Leagues and its gifted baseball players.
2009: We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson (Available at other Bucks County libraries)
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.
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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: The True Recital of Marian Anderson: The Voice of a Century by Pam Muñoz Ryan and Brian Selznick
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.
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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.
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.
When Marian sang : the true recital of Marian Anderson : the voice of a century / Pam Muñoz Ryan ; staging [i.e. illustrations] by Brian Selznick.
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Rosa Parks, by Bill Farnsworth, from the forthcoming Heroes for Civil Rights, by David A. Adler. Fresh inspiration for Black History Month - here's a notable African American for every day in February, plus one for January 31st, just because he's so doggone inspiring! January 31: Jackie Robinson, 1919. Baseball player. February 1: Langston Hughes, 1902. Poet. February 2:…
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
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...").
Ages 4-8 - Celebrate the colors of children and the colors of love--not black or white or yellow or red, but roaring brown, whispering gold, tinkling pink, and more.
All the Colors of the Earth (Mulberry Books) by Sheila Hamanaka: Celebrate the colors of children and the colors of love--not black or white or yellow or red, but roaring brown, whispering gold, tinkling pink, and more.
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.
Global Oneness Day on United Nations Day, October 24. Celebrate this day with a selection of picture books reviews that highlight this theme.
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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 AUD FIC BAC (5 CDs) 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.
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Zombie baseball beatdown. Review by The Nerdy Book Club.
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Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi – Review by Irene Kistler, a film music books post from the blog Nerdy Book Club on Bloglovin’
Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi – Review by Irene Kistler (Nerdy Book Club)
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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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 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 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
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!
Easy text & vivid pics to teach kids what skin color is & how it does not define.
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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)
Through a little girl's quest to paint a picture of herself, Lena and her mother take a walk through their neighborhood to understand that skin color comes in all sorts of shades. As Lena and her mother compare each person's skin color to food such as honey, cinnamon and more, diversity is put in a perspective even small children can grasp. The Colors of Us by Karen Katz
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.
The Color of Us by Karen Katz. This is a fiction book about a colored girl who wants to paint herself. Lena wants to use the color brown to represent her ethnicity. When her and her mom go for a stroll through their neighborhood and she realizes there are many different skin colors of brown. She begins to see the world differently and also embraces the diversity there is her world. This book is good for identity roles because it shows uniqueness but diversity in Lena's life.
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I'm thankful today to Angela Griffin, a former first-grade teacher at our school, for this engaging diversity lesson that she created after one of her firsties was asking questions and trying to understand just what skin color is all about. (We miss you, Angela!!) PURPOSE: • Learners will discover the unique differences among skin tones and will recognize that differences are found in each of us and that those differences make us special. • Learners will use adjectives and imagery to create names for their individual skin tone. MATERIALS: • The Colors of Us by Karen Katz • Crayola Multicultural paint set • Paintbrushes • Plate (for mixing paint) • Posterboard/Construction paper • Markers • Writing Paper PROCEDURE: 1. Read The Colors of Us by Karen Katz. 2. Discuss the vivid adjectives used to describe the characters' skin tones. Discuss the varying nuances of each skin color revealing that no two skin colors are alike, and that each are beautiful and unique. 3. Call each student to the front, one-by-one, to reveal their own special skin color. To do this, make a palette of the Crayola multicultural paints on a plate. The names of the paint shades include: bronze, peach, taupe, etc. For each student, create a distinctive assortment of the paints that match their skin tone. You can match the paint directly onto the top of their hands. 4. Once an exact match has been created, place a small spot of paint on the poster board or construction paper. Write the child's name above the sample. 5. Together, create a name that describes what that child's color is. For example, creamy peanut butter, cotton candy, double fudge, honey, pumpkin pie, etc. Write the name underneath the color sample. 6. When every student has created their unique color and color name and it is presented on the poster, your finished product is a collection of both fascinatingly-diverse skin tones and brilliant names to describe them. CLOSURE: • End your lesson with a discussion of student discoveries. Discuss the differences in each of the skin tones and reflect on how everyone is different, but shares a common thread of beautiful appearances. EXTENSION: Allow students to write sentences describing their own unique skin tone. Include painted illustrations. Put them together for a class book or onto a class bulletin board.
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A simple, scientifically accurate explanation on how people get their skin color for young children in English and Spanish.
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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). Reading level: Ages 5 and up. Publication: July 1, 2002. Author: Katie Kissinger
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. $9.95. Reading level: Ages 5 and up. Publication: July 1, 2002. Author: Katie Kissinger. Publisher: Redleaf Press (July 1, 2002)
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
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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 (Spanish Edition) [Katie Kissinger, Wernher Krutein] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Magnificent color photographs and simple, engaging language capture the essence of one way we are special and different from one another—our skin color! Answers the what and why questions that children love to ask. Includes unique activity ideas.
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 - also available as a book/cd combo or downloadable audio. A picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this title brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young children through his own words.
"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 written by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Bryan Collier...Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s powerful message is masterfully crafted in this intricate collage of history. The simple words and complex illustrations set the scene in time, and the words resonate within us all. This beautiful children's picture book captures the story perfectly!
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" 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
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Great classroom idea from Herding Cats in Kindergarten blog.
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.