We have to stop thinking about diversity and start thinking about inclusion. That’s what you can take from August Wilson. That there are whole cultures out there living experiences exactly like yours, and their stories can be just as dynamic, sold in the foreign market, put as many butts in the seats as any Caucasian movie out there.
Equity Challenge Week 4 Monday Talking to Kids About Race
We know that talking about topics like race can feel challenging, especially with those closest to us– Thanksgiving dinner, anyone? To help, Kekere Freedom School has curated resources below to help parents and caregivers talk to children about race and racism.
New Narratives Are Necessary for True Diversity in Children’s Books
- For Both students, two sisters who advocate for diversity in books explain how important it is for Black children to experience stories that are inspiring and fun–and not tied to race.
30 + Important Black History Books for Kids in 2023
- This list of black history books for kids celebrates civil rights leaders, historical figures and contemporary heroes.
Devlopmentally appropriate resources for children
- Watch songs and short documentaries of Sesame Workshop’s Coming Together, developmentally
“Let’s Talk About Race,”
- Watch actor and musician Common read, “Let’s Talk About Race,”a book by Julius Lester which offers us the opportunity to discuss race and how racial identity affects the way we view ourselves and one another.
PBS KIDS Talk About: Race, Racism, and Identity
- Watch real families sat down to have honest conversations about these important topics in an age-appropriate way and offer viewers ideas to build on as they continue these important conversations at home.