A Kids Book About Racism
A clear explanation of what racism is and how to know when you see it.
For Ages 5+
Yes, this really is a kids book about racism. Inside, you’ll find a clear description of what racism is, how it makes people feel when they experience it, and how to spot it when it happens.
This is one conversation that’s never too early to start, and this book was written to be an introduction for kids on the topic.
About the Author
Jelani Memory is an African American entrepreneur, thinker, and constant learner. He lives in Portland OR, with his wife and six kids. He still wants to be an artist when he grows up.
Hardback Size: 8in. x 10in.
Printed in the USA
eBook Format: EPUB
eBook ISBN: 978-1-951253-06-6
eBook Compatability: iOS, iPadOS, and macOS devices only
Designed in Portland, Oregon
This should be on every family’s bookshelf. Not only is this helpful with children who need to understand such complicated concepts, but there are few adults that are comfortable confronting racism and this is necessary to give adults the tools to learn as well.
I ordered Racism, Money and Creativity. With 4 kiddos around our house ranging from 7-11 there have already been many conversations we've either had with them or they've overheard. When I began reading with my 10 year old, after she inquired about them as I was opening the box, one by one the other 3 kiddos came to sit and listen also. We ended up reading all 3 of the books. They enjoyed each one, though came away with different favorites :) The books are on the young side for all of my kids - but I still felt they did a great job giving my kids the appropriate language for their age to help them navigate conversations among peers. Great books!
Simply explains a very complex issue. A good way to start the conversation -- and believe me it is a conversation you want to have because kids shape what they think about others based on how we as adults interact. They are learning from us and this is a good way to start that process & change our culture.