Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race

byMegan Madison, Jessica RalliIllustratorIsabel Roxas

May 25, 2021|
Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race by Megan Madison
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Based on the research that race, gender, consent, and body positivity should be discussed with toddlers on up, this read-aloud series offers adults the opportunity to begin important conversations with young children in an informed, safe, and supported way. Now available as a hardcover picture book! 

Developed by experts in the fields of early childhood and activism against injustice, this topic-driven picture book offers clear, concrete language and beautiful imagery that young children can grasp and adults can leverage for further discussion.

While young children are avid observers and questioners of their world, adults often shut down or postpone conversations on complicated topics because it''s hard to know where to begin. Research shows that talking about issues like race and gender from the age of two not only helps children understand what they see, but also increases self-awareness, self-esteem, and allows them to recognize and confront things that are unfair, like discrimination and prejudice.

This first book in the series begins the conversation on race, with a supportive approach that considers both the child and the adult. Stunning art accompanies the simple and interactive text, and the backmatter offers additional resources and ideas for extending this discussion.
Jessica Ralli is the Coordinator of Early Literacy Programs at Brooklyn Public Library, where she develops and manages programming for BPL''s award-winning First Five Years initiative. She received her MA in Early Childhood Special Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and previously taught in schools, childcare centers...
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Title:Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:40 pages, 10.25 X 9.31 X 0.35 in
Shipping dimensions:40 pages, 10.25 X 9.31 X 0.35 in
Published:May 25, 2021
Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:3 - 5
ISBN - 13:9780593519394

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