While we might think that a child is too young to be paying attention to current events they are very likely to be attuned to whispers and emotions. And often they may even be paying attention to that news channel that is on in the background. In this book a young white child is aware that a black man has been shot by a white police office and that there is something not right about it. The adults constantly try to steer the conversation away and tell the child “it’s nothing for YOU to worry about” (enunciation mine). But the child does not let go.
During recent current events I’ve recommended this book to several families who wanted a book to start a conversation with their child about “Black Lives Matter” and police brutality. The feedback has been positive.