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Race Cars : A children's book about white privilege, Paperback / softback Book

Race Cars : A children's book about white privilege Paperback / softback

Edited by Charnaie Gordon

Paperback / softback

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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 internalise 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. "... a great tool for helping young people understand structural racial inequality-and the importance of challenging it!" - Margaret A.

Hagerman, Associate Professor of Sociology, Author of White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America "... can jumpstart important conversations with children about racism, white privilege, and how to fight racial injustice in their own lives." - Marianne Celano, New York Times bestselling co-author of Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice

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