She's also born in a world where there's war, famine, violence, and all kinds of prejudice and injustice. It's not good news, baby.
And it's not new. People have been suffering for centuries! But there comes a time when things must change, when we must change! We must do what we can, wherever we are.
As an educator and a mom, I believe in the power of bringing up a conscious and kind generation. Children who will make a difference - and change us in the process too.
I hope for my daughter that she is never mistreated for being a girl, for having Brazilian roots, for speaking another language, for simply being who she is. I hope the same for your daughters and sons.
Let's educate ourselves and our children and see what you can DO wherever you are.
There are many great resources online. Here's a start:
We, the kids, need answers - A poem by Havana Chapman-Edwards, @thetinydiplomat
How White Parents Can Use Media to Raise Anti-Racist Kids
The anatomy of a diverse bookshelf
How to introduce children to activism
Books and Resources to Help You Raise Anti-Racist Children
Be the Change! Books to Inspire Activist Kids
Picture Books That Teach Kids About Prejudice, Inclusion, and Kindness Broadening the Story: 60 Picture Books Starring Black Mighty Girls
Help me round up resources in other languages!
Videos, book lists, articles, podcasts, Instagram pages, etc, from every corner of the world!
Português: 15 livros para promover a identidade racial na escola
Español: Books about race, by Learning Bilingually
Français: 10 idées pour apprendre la tolérance aux enfants
20 livres qui stimulent la tolérance, la solidarité et l'empathie
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