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National Day of Racial Healing

Advice from our early learning experts on how talk to your little ones about racial healing, equity and justice.

January 19, 2021
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Did you know that January 19 is the National Day of Racial Healing? This past year has been a challenging one and has exposed many of the injustices and racist sentiments in our country that are now playing out on a national stage. This is why it is so important to pursue this journey of racial healing together so that we can lay the groundwork to transform broken systems and bring forth positive change.

As a parent, it can sometimes be difficult to talk to your children about serious issues like racism, but it is so very important. Sparking conversation with your little ones on this topic can help them to address bias and to be mindful as they navigate this big and sometimes scary world we live in.

One of the best ways to help your child learn is through reading. By choosing books that affirm the identities and backgrounds of all children you and your child can have an open dialogue about recognizing and celebrating differences.

Book Recommendations from Our Experts:

  • The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld
  • The Other Side by Jaqueline Woodson
  • When We Were Alone by David A. Robertson
  • Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle
  • Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
  • Mixed: A Colorful Story by Arree Chung
  • Whoever You Are by Mem Fox
  • You Matter by Christian Robinson
  • Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena
  • All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold

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