IF YOU LIKE THIS, YOU’LL LOVE THAT!
Companion Resources for We Stories School Kits

 

ONLINE INSPIRATION – great for kids, too

Grace Lin speaks on the power of “Windows and Mirrors”

Christian Robinson Video illustrator from “Last Stop on Market Street”

Humanae - amazing art project & Tumblr blog that truly celebrates the beauty of hue!

Sorting People - PBS online game, shows how phenotypically variable racial groups are

Humans of STL - portraits of uniqueness in STL!

Who Am I? Think Again. - fun video & performance about identity and intersectionality

NY Times Op Docs – A Conversation with White People, Black Women, Asian-Americans, Latinos and more

NY Times Race/Related

 

OTHER PHYSICAL RESOURCES

My Family Builders - a fantastic toy set that celebrates the range of family diversity

Naturally Perfect Dolls – at long last, natural curly hair dolls

 

FINDING DIVERSE BOOKS

10 Steps to Diversify Your Children’s Bookshelf

We Need Diverse Books

We Stories Blog

Lee and Low - largest multi-cultural book publisher

Groundwood Books - committed to publishing books for and about children whose experiences of the world are under-represented elsewhere.

Eye See Me - local St. Louis bookstore selling books and educational products that promote positive African American images

Novel Neighbor – local St. Louis bookstore with a commitment to carrying a diverse collection and many We Stories books

Left Bank Books

 

OPENING A CONVERSATION ON RACE

These books and resources can help you open up a dialog with your little ones about all the beautiful and varied shades that people come in as well as explore the physiological purpose of skin and scientific reasons that our hues differ from one another.

Recommended Reading: Books:

Shades of People
The Skin You Live In
All the Colors We Are    
Let’s Talk About Race

“Celebrating the Skin You’re In” - We Stories book + discussion kit @ St. Louis County Library & Kirkwood Public Library

Recommended Reading: Blogs:

Getting Started: 12 Small Steps for White Families Who Want to Be a Positive Force for Change on Racism - more ways for any family to engage from We Stories

Embrace Race

Raising Race Conscious Kids

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