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Reading books is a powerful and enjoyable way to talk about the big stuff with your little ones. From discussing uncomfortable topics, teaching skills and lessons, understanding others’ experiences, learning you aren’t alone, and better understanding yourself, there is a book to help. Reading with your children can foster positive feelings, bonding, and encourages and open communication. Up the fun factor by making silly voice for the characters, really getting into it and working on your acting chops. Your kids will love it, and you’ll shine bright in their eyes. In addition to the books we’ve suggested, the following resources can guide you in your approach to reading with your children and to choose excellent and effective books to meet your family’s needs.
Magination Press Children’s Books: https://www.apa.org/pubs/magination
EmbraceRace: https://www.embracerace.org/resources/childrens-books and especially: 10 Tips for Reading Picture Books with Children through a Race-Conscious Lens by Megan Dowd Lambert: https://www.embracerace.org/resources/10-tips-for-reading-picture-books-with-children-through-a-race-conscious-lens-cb
Learning for Justice: https://www.learningforjustice.org/