Books are a Powerful Antiracist Tool: Here’s How to Start the Conversation
So many of us are searching for solutions to engage our students and our children in conversations about what is happening in our country. How do we support young people to think critically about the social justice issues that affect their lives and communities, and make meaning of the legacy of systemic racism that we’re grappling with as a nation? Our first FREE Reading with Relevance guide is a practical, easy-to-use tool for engaging the young people in your classroom, and your life, in empathy-building conversations about racism and injustice in America today.
Featured Title for Fall: Ghost Boys
Ghost Boys centers the stories of three young people grappling with the impacts of racism on their lives and experiences. Meet Jerome–a 12-year-old Black boy who has just been killed by a White police officer–and bear witness to his powerful journey to understand his life and death. Follow along as Jerome meets and learns from the ghosts of other boys, like Emmett Till, who have lost their lives to racial violence, and explore his unlikely friendship with the only living person who can see him: the 12-year-old White daughter of the police officer. We chose this novel for its thoughtful attention to some timely social and emotional themes: systemic racism, telling one’s story, police brutality, bullying, empathy, and understanding. We’re sharing this resource with our community because Ghost Boys is a must-read during this moment in history. We’re inviting you to join our mission by sharing this resource with the young people in your life.