Here’s what I’m reading and thinking about this week, post-Charlottesville:
- 19 Books to help children find strength and hope in stressful times
- Standing Together: 50 Mighty Girl Books Celebrating Diversity and Acceptance
- Children’s Books that Tackle Race and Ethnicity
- Making a Difference: Resources from the Horn Book about Social Justice and Activism
- Embracing the Politics Talk — With Kids
- Ten Ways to Fight Hate, a Community Response Guide from the Southern Poverty Law Center. Also from the SPLC: Teaching Tolerance, a resource and community for educators committed to diversity, equity, and justice.
- Resources for educators to use in the wake of Charlottesville and #CharlottesvilleCurriculum on Twitter
- Julius Lester’s picture book, Let’s Talk About Race (via Here We Read)
- Enlisting Young Adult Fiction in the Fight Against Racism
- Classroom projects in need of funding at Book Riot’s “Fund ‘em Fridays,” returning in September
- Sam Sanders’ call to white people, especially to those who are responsible for parenting young children. The episode “Charlottesville and White People” from his podcast It’s Been a Minute is worth the full listen, too.
In friendship and with hope,
"We stand together. We stick up for the vulnerable. We challenge bigots. We don't let hate speech become normalized. We hold the line."
— J.K. Rowling
“Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere.”
― Elie Wiesel, Night
“Even the silence
has a story to tell you.
Just listen. Listen.”
― Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming