Race Cars - A Children's Book About White Privilegequarto
Race Cars is a children’s book about white privilege created to help parents and educators facilitate tough conversations about race, privilege, and oppression.
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 internalize 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.
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. It's filled with bright, attention-grabbing illustrations, and includes a notes and activities section at the back for parents, guardians, and teachers, to further discuss these issues with children.
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.
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- Ages: 5 to 9 years
- Materials: Hardcover
- Imprint: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
- Author: Jenny Devenny, LCSW
- Illustrator: Charnaie Gordon
- Dimensions: 40 pages; 8.5in x 11in
- Origin: Printed in China
- ISBN: 978-0-7112-6290-4