Black Lives Matter June 23, 2020 03:33

The events of the past few weeks have been weighing heavily on my heart and mind. I have hope that our generation, as parents, educators, and caregivers, will teach our children to love everyone so that future generations may live in a world that’s filled with love, kindness, compassion, and unity. In the words of the late Congressman Elijah E. Cummings: “Our children are the living messages we send to a future we will never see." Change begins with us. The following are links to a few resources that may help you talk to your child about race, racism, and resistance. Sending a hug out to anyone who needs one. ♥️

Image credit: Franzi Paetzold

♥ Children's Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism, and Resistance via The Conscious Kid 

Children's Books for Talking About Racial Identity via Social Justice Books

♥ Curated Book Selections About Race and Racism via ADL

♥ Anti-Racism Reading List for Grades PreK thru 8 via Lee & Low Books (with links to corresponding lesson ideas and activities)

♥ Talking About Race, a free online portal developed by The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, designed to help individuals, families, and communities talk about racism, racial identity and the way these forces shape every aspect of society, from the economy and politics to the broader American culture.

Talking Race With Young Children via NPR 

“You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” ~C.S. Lewis