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Why?: A Conversation About Race

By Diondra K. Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Bold picture book sparks timely conversations on injustice.

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This developmentally sensitive and timely book that can help facilitate conversations between kids and adults about issues related to race, injustice, and anger in society. Why?: A Conversation about Race breaks down the barrier between kids and adults, as it's often a struggle to have conversations about concerning and delicate events related to discrimination and inequality. It will likely also inspire kids to feel more comfortable asking questions.

Shane W. Evans' soulful illustrations helps to engage the reader and draw upon emotions. The characters display diversity and inclusion. The somewhat repetitive nature of the book's vocabulary creates predictability and increases understanding for young readers. This is an all-around valuable read for families of all colors.

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