A poem to the triumphs and tribulations of the black experience in the United States. The book made me literally cry. It clearly demonstrates why the Black Lives Matter movement is necessary.
A collection of poems written by women to inspire kids to social justice. The poems reflect such topics a discrimination, empathy, acceptance and more.
“In this acclaimed book, the author of the Newbery Honor Book To Be a Slave shares his own story as he explores what makes each of us special. A strong choice for sharing at home or in the classroom.” — Amazon.com
As we return back to school in a time of racial unrest this is an important book to introduce to students and for us librarians to introduce to teachers!
Doyin Richards challenges the youngest of us not to be colorblind but to celebrate each others differences, as we appreciate the things we have in common.
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.
” Little Avery becomes concerned after seeing another police shooting of an unarmed man. His parents decide it is time to have “The Talk”. They teach him and his brother a catchy chant to help remember what to do if approached by an officer, while also emphasizing that all policemen are not bad. A to the L to the I-V-E…come home ALIVE….THAT is the key! ” –Amazon.com
Check out this article at BlackNews.com