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
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
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
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:
“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