THIS MONTH'S BOOK SELECTIONS
UNDERSTANDING BEING BI-RACIAL
A wonderful teachable story for children of all ethnic backgrounds. This literary art offers lessons on bullying, animals to count, and in addition, explains to a little boy why his skin color is different form his parents, by using animals at the zoo. This is both a fun and engaging book for children.
Recommended: Preschool to 3rd Grade
This book is more about the perceptions of one daughters ideas of being a child of bi-racial parents. It is not a traditional story, but more a presentation of this little girls bi-racial family experience. The following is an excerpt from the book. "-a face that's ``a little dark, a little light,'' somewhere between Mama's ``chestnut brown'' and Papa's fair skin; hair that's ``halfway in-between"
Ages: 6- 9
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Please note that this book is intended as a poem, and may not read smoothly otherwise. Also the book was written 30 years ago. While it remains a classic, some love it for describing their family characteristics, and some find it to be stereotypical,ie; cooking chicken, etc.
Be your own judge and know that the book will point out the differences of being part of a Bi-racial family from this authors personal point of view.
Ages: 4-8 years old.
This story is a compilation of photographs, and short essays which describe form a the little boys point of view his experience of being Bi-Racial. The pictures, are very real and illustrate Trevor and hs family very well.
Recommended Age: 7 and up