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Tips for talking to kids about race/diversity (from nationalgeographic.com):
Don't pretend to have all the answers. Above all, remember that there’s no one “right” way to have these conversations.
Introduce diversity to different aspects of your life. Try attending events in your community that touch on race, or stopping in at cultural events year-round.
Don’t make talking about race a one-time event. Conversations can naturally occur if you’re paying attention to your child’s statements and staying aware of ways that unconscious bias can slip in.
Introduce kids to media that reboots notions about what heroes, neighbors and friends look like.
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New Shoes by
Call Number: EASY MEYER
Publication Date: 2015-02-01
Back of the Bus by
Call Number: EASY REYNOLDS
Publication Date: 2010-01-07
Candy Shop by
Call Number: EASY WAHL
Publication Date: 2004-02-01
Daniel can't wait to get to the candy shop. But Angry words are scrawled on the sidewalk in front of the store and Miz Chu, the owner, is scared. Daniel wants to help--but how?
The Other Side by
Call Number: EASY WOODSON
Publication Date: 2001-01-15