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Goodnight Racism

By Stephanie Snyder, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Beautiful bedtime book dreams of a world that's safe, fair.

Goodnight Racism

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More than the average bedtime story, this is beautifully illustrated social commentary. Goodnight Racism shows what kind of world we could have if people put racism to bed, along with its equally shameful relatives. With powerfully positive messages, it emphasizes change starting with the younger generation. It touches on issues that create inequitable lived experiences and shows what's possible if we level the playing field. It could have used a glossary to help young readers understand terms like "injustice" and "cruelty." But still, it works as a bedtime story, reminiscent of the classic Goodnight Moon, or as a conversation starter with talking points that impact us all.

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