It’s not enough to just read diverse books – you need to have open and honest communication with your kids about these issues. And, don’t only read books about the oppression of BIPOC, kids need to read books about kids that don’t look like them doing everyday fun and silly things too.
As a mother of biracial children, this book hit a cord. Lulu […] has a white father and a black mother. Her parents are constantly asked if they are the nanny or babysitter, or if their children are adopted. Lulu, herself, is asked to explain her racial identity with the question, “What are you?”
“I always suggest connecting before you correct, meaning try to put yourself in your child’s shoes and understand why they may be feeling a particular way, before you react negatively to their behavior.”
We believe that it’s not enough to accept or tolerate people with different lived experiences from yourself. We should be celebrating and uplifting everyone!