In our recent Kids, Books & Anti-Racism workshop with Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul, we explored the possibilities of book clubs as brave spaces where students reflect on their racial identities, read and discuss books that affirm them, and challenge inequities.
Sonja graciously shared a selection of picture books from her bookshelf and encouraged participants to look for these at their local bookstore.
In several states in the United States, talking about race and racism is currently restricted in one way or another. In the year 2023, not 1950. So how will those of us who are committed anti-biased and anti-racist teachers proceed? With conviction and vigor.