Every kid needs books that feature characters of colors.
Hello Activist Parents! For many young kids, story time with their parent or guardian is one of their favorite parts of the day. It is also one way that kids learn about their world such as colors, animals, the alphabet, or numbers. Some books tackle topics relevant to kids – such as sharing, taking…
Self reflection: a key factor in social justice work
A local community member coordinated a six-week storytelling event, each week an African American elder of my community tells their story of living in this community. I love the use of storytelling for social justice work. I love how personal it is, how stories reach the heart in ways nothing else can, and I love…
For toddlers, having creative out-of-the-box thinking can be more important than facts
Seeing and believing in possibilities – in alternate realities, futures, ways of being – is a skill. It is a skill that all social activist leaders have. It also happens to come naturally to toddlers who are gaining more and more of an awareness and understanding of their world, but have not yet had their…