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Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race - Cover
Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race
Megan Madison, Jessica Ralli, Penguin 2021
 
Simple and clear, one of the best books we have found on skin color, racial identity words, and, rarely seen, an explanation of racism. Its simplicity makes it work with children as young as three and its respectful, clear approach makes it work with 6- and 7-year-olds. Wow! A section for adults (Continue the Conversation) is at the back of the book. Available as a board book or a larger picture book and in Spanish "Nuestra Piel: Una Primera Conversacion sobre La Raza"

Ages: Play Years (2-4), Transition (4-5), Young School Age (5-8)
Languages: English
Book Types: Non-Fiction
Identity Groups: African American, Asian American, Latino American, Multi-racial Groups, Disabilities, Non-Stereotypical Females, Non-Stereotypical Males, White/Euro-American
Special Topics: Activism, Bodies, Banned Books (Recent)
Strands: Joy in Diversity, Creative Conflict Resolution & Sense of Justice