Fantastic Read-Aloud Books for Raising a Brave Generation
Lee and Low Books is the largest independent, multicultural children's book publisher in the United States. For 25 years, they've focused on multicultural kid lit and have played a big part in building the field. We asked the indie publisher's Literary Specialist, Katie Potter, to come up with read-aloud children's books that are fantastic stories and but which also support EmbraceRace's vision of "raising a brave generation." Katie came up with 4 lists (!!), each corresponding to one of the four, broad goals of EmbraceRace. Those lists follow.
4 Booklists for Kids and Communities That Embrace Race
- Books that inspire resilience in kids of color
- Books that encourage kids of all colors to be inclusive and empathetic
- Books that support kids to think critically about racial inequity
- Books that animate kids (and their adults!) to be racial justice advocates for all kids
You can also find these special EmbraceRace book lists on the Lee & Low website.
Want more? For a rich conversation on how to use children's books to spark intentional conversations - whether about sensitive topics or not - be sure to check out our Talking Race & Kids conversation with Katie Potter: Finding and Reading GREAT stories for and with Kids. There you can watch the video, find her "read-aloud" action guide, and find her many links to other great, multicultural story curators and providers around the web. Thanks again to Katie and to Lee and Low Books!