Race Cars

A children's book about white privilege

Race Cars A children's book about white privilege
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Format: Hardback, 48 Pages
ISBN: 9780711262904
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Description

Race Cars is a children’s book about white privilege created to help parents and educators facilitate tough conversations about race, privilege, and oppression.

Written by a clinical social worker and child therapist with experience in anti-bias training and edited by a diversity expert, Race Cars tells the story of 2 best friends, a white car and a black car, that have different experiences and face different rules while entering the same race.

Filled with bright, attention-grabbing illustrations, a notes and activities section at the back helps parents, guardians, and teachers further discuss these issues with children.

Why is this book important? As early as 6 months old, a baby’s brain can notice race-based differences; children ages 2 to 4 can internalize racial bias and start assigning meaning to race; and 5- to 8-year-olds begin to place value judgments on similarities and differences. By age 12, children have a complete set of stereotypes about every racial, ethnic, and religious group in society. Our guidance is especially crucial during this impressionable time.

Race Cars offers a simple, yet powerful, way to introduce these complicated themes to our children and is a valuable addition to classroom and home libraries.

The author

Jenny Devenny, LMSW is a Clinical Social Worker living and practicing in Brooklyn, New York. She has experience providing mental health services in the NYC public school system to clients of all ages and backgrounds. She is currently working as a child and adolescent therapist through Thrive NYC, an initiative to bring free mental health services to NYC’s most underserved communities. In addition to her clinical work, Jenny facilitates groups and workshops for both educators and students on racism, privilege, and oppression.

Charnaie Gordon is a wife, mom of two, computer programmer by day, blogger/influencer by night, self-proclaimed lifelong learner, podcast junkie, and Distinguished Toastmaster. Her blog, Here Wee Read, is where she is currently expressing her creativity and passion for reading, diverse literature, and literacy. Her children and her husband are her inspiration and her followers/supporters are her book-loving tribe. More than anything else, she cares about connecting people with great books they'll love. In her world, books are an absolute necessity. Charnaie is passionate about instilling a love of reading, lifelong learning, and curiosity in her kids. She hopes to inspire others to do the same with their children. Find her online at hereweeread.com and @hereweeread on Twitter.

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 48 Pages
ISBN: 9780711262904
Size: 8.504 in x 10.984 in / 216 mm x 279 mm
Edition: Illustrated Edition
Published:

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