Let’s Talk About Race

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By Julius Lester View at Amazon REVIEW: A beautifully written story about the story that each of us has to tell and are. Many things contribute to our story, race…

God’s Very Good Idea: A True Story About God’s Delightfully Different Family

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By Trillia Newbell View at Amazon REVIEW: Rightfully titled, this book takes us back to the beginning of “God’s Very Good Idea” in the creation of man and woman. Traversing…

The Skin You Live In

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By Michael Tyler View at Amazon REVIEW: This is a colorfully illustrated, sing-song rhyming book for younger kids in early elementary and below. It is a joyful appreciation of the…

The Other Side

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By Jacqueline Woodson View at Amazon REVIEW: There is power in simple friendships, a great message for school-age children from preschool through elementary, addressing the realities of our racially separated…

Black Is a Rainbow Color

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By Angela Joy View at Amazon REVIEW: Beautiful illustrations and eloquent words woven together bring this book to life. Best audience is elementary age for comprehension of its depth. “Black…

The Colors of Us

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  By Karen Katz View at Amazon REVIEW: This book, not intended, seems like a great follow-up to “Shades of People”. It takes the idea of shades of skin to…

Shades of People

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By Shelley Rotner & Sheila M. Kelly View at Amazon REVIEW: Toddlers up to early elementary will appreciate this simple reminder that people come in all sorts of shades. It…

Hope for Mental Health Community | Confronting Racism and Mental Health Disparities

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Our country is in the middle of two big crises right now: the COVID-19 pandemic and the racial injustices that have led to the tragic deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud…

Across the Alley

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By Richard Michelson View at Amazon REVIEW: What a beautifully illustrated story of friendship between two boys—one Jewish and one black. It is a great conversation starter for elementary-age children…

We’re Different, We’re the Same (Sesame Street)

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By Bobbi Jane Kates View at Amazon REVIEW: This is a great picture book for babies up to Kindergarten, maybe even early elementary. The beloved Sesame Street character present a…

Speak Up With Your Kids

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My mind lies awake and restless at night—the endless posts, comments, videos and more dealing with every aspect and facet of the racial injustices pervading our country spin through my…

Let’s Be Honest

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Let’s be honest, if the recent events have not ignited an earnest time of heart check self-reflection, it’s not too late. You may have chosen to not click on the…

Talking To Your Kids About Racism…A Conversation Between Two Friends

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Join two of our Pastors, Kurt Johnston and AC Crumbey as they share some thoughts and tips about talking to our kids about racism. They recorded this short conversation in…