Children’s literature is just one part of fostering a child’s positive sense of self and others and raising an anti-racist and anti-bias child. Children are not colorblind. When we talk about race, we honor who children are as learners. A conversation with a caring adult allows children to feel safe and ask questions instead of drawing conclusions about race and racism based on implicit and explicit messaging from the world around them and their own limited knowledge.
Children ages 6-11 are invited to join us as we hear the following stories being read and have some discussion about the themes as they pertain to their lives. Led by teacher, Deidre Seaman and Children’s Ministry Director, Bonnie Deroski.
Mondays from 4-4:45, via zoom link and flipgrid.
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31
- August 3 – The Skin You Live In, Written by Michael Tyler and illustrated by David Lee Csicsko)
- August 10 – Let’s Talk about Race, Written by Julius Lester and illustrated by Karen Barbour
- August 17 – The Day You Begin, Written by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by Rafael Lopez
- August 24 – Daddy, There’s A Noise Outside, Written by Kenneth Braswell and illustrated by Joe Dent and Julie Anderson
- August 31 – Momma Did You Hear the News, Written by Sanya Whittaker Gragg and illustrated by Kim Holt