Let’s Look-Diversity at Home

It’s Let’s Look Wednesday with Shay!  One of my favorite days of the month!  Blogger friends, once a month {the second Wednesday of every month} we come together and share.  We’d love for you to join us!  Here’s a list of our topics….

Next month we’ll be sharing SUMMER WARDROBES.  Hope you can join us!

Today our topic is all about How We can Make Sure We’re Encouraging Racial Equality at Home.  Just like I said on Monday we’re all learning and trying to do better with having those discussions with our kids…which is step number one!  I asked for YOUR help on my Instagram stories for some great kid books on this topic.  I know for me {even though I have kids who are going into fifth and sixth grade} sometimes when I’m really trying to get a point across reading a picture book can help.  Maybe it’s the teacher in me?!  I read this book to my kids before school started a year or two ago just to remind them how important it is to be kind and the impact that can have.  Ask me if they still periodically bring it up.  🙂  That one isn’t a diverse book but it shows how sometimes Mom discussions don’t have the same impact as a concept we read about in a picture book.  This list is a mix for all ages and covers a variety of books from picture books to chapter books.  We’ve been talking, talking, talking and when some of these books arrive we’ll be reading, reading, reading. 

Most of these are out of stock, but will allow you to purchase and they’ll ship once they’re restocked.

*The above books were all mentioned more than once.*

A few other resources…

I added this book to my Kindle.  Do you have any other recommendations for adults?  What about shows or movies?

Please share what resources you’ve found this week!  I’ll be sure to keep you posted when our books arrive.  

Thank you for reading today, friends!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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  1. 6.10.20
    Unknown said:

    Good morning! I think the Instagram handle you meant was: @hereweeread

  2. 6.10.20
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    How wonderful that so many of these books are now out of stock! I love that everybody is ordering these books for their families!

  3. 6.10.20
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    I love how we received so many different recs!!!

  4. 6.10.20
    Lauren said:

    Hi! I’m an elementary educator and have spent the past week researching and reaching out to friends about books for elementary age students. The goal is not only to read about important people of color, but also to see everyday picture books with people of color as the main characters. I have created an extensive list of over 300 books. Please consider supporting my effort to build more diverse classroom libraries. The link to my page is here –https://gf.me/u/x8bfqg and it has a link to my Amazon List with all of the titles for your reference as well. Thanks for your support!

  5. 6.10.20
    Erika Slaughter said:

    Unknown…thank you!! The link was correct but I typed it in wrong. I got it switched. Thank you!

  6. 6.10.20
    Elspeth Mizner said:

    So many great recommendations!!! Love them all!! Thank you for sharing.

  7. 6.10.20
    Maddie said:

    The Netflix documentary “13th” is a must watch for adults. It is eye opening and sad but so incredibly informative and important. It may be too heavy for kids, though.

  8. 6.10.20
    Unknown said:

    Hi Erica! I remember reading "The Watsons go to Birmingham – 1963" when I was in elementary school or middle school (I can't remember) but that book has stuck with me ever since.

  9. 6.11.20
    Unknown said:

    A book I often read to students was Nettie's Trip South by Ann Turner. It is a picture book based on the diary entries of the author's great grandmother I believe. It is about Nettie's trip as a child to the deep south pre civil war with her abolitionist brother. It is simply written, but the images are very powerful. It may not directly address racism today, but I believe merits discussion about it's history.

  10. 6.12.20
    csuhpat1 said:

    Just posted a blog about African-American books for adults. They are from my collection. Hope you find something to read from them.