Race in America has been avoided in children's education for too long. What Is White Privilege? explores the concept of systemic and intrinsic racism in a comprehensive, honest, and age-appropriate way. Developed in conjunction with educator, advocate, and author Kelisa Wing to reach children of all races and encourage them to approach race issues with open eyes and minds. Includes 21st Century Skills and content, as well as a PBL activity across the Racial Justice in America series. Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.
This series explores the deeper concepts of race and racial justice, such as white privilege, antiracism, policing, legal rights, and being an ally. Social justice movements are detailed and suggested personal actions help readers put antiracist ideas into motion within their world. To help readers think more deeply about what they are learning, active lessons are provided. Colorful photos and side notes enrich the text and a table of contents, glossary, index, and further readings increase usability. Each of these well-written, thought-provoking books provides a necessary understanding of our racial past, how to think about the important issues of today, and where to go in the future. These books are essential reading about systematic and intrinsic racism delivered in a powerful way. VERDICT A great choice for supporting current conversations and lessons about racial justice in the United States. Highly recommended.
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