Raising Antiracist Children: A Practical Guide to Parenting by Britt Hawthorne and Natasha Yglesias
Learn about raising inclusive, antiracist children in an informed, actionable, and accountable way with this must-have guide from antiracist and anti-biased educator and advocate Britt Hawthorne.
Raising inclusive, antiracist children is a noble goal for any parent, caregiver, or educator, but it can be hard to know where to start. In Raising Antiracist Children, Britt Hawthorne—a nationally recognized teacher and advocate—and her coauthor Natasha Yglesias offer an interactive guide for strategically incorporating the tools of inclusivity into everyday life and parenting. Hawthorne and Yglesias break down antiracist parenting into four comprehensive sections to help adults and kids find common ground in becoming anti-biased and antiracist (ABAR) human beings:
-Healthy bodies—Establishing a safe and body-positive home environment to combat stereotypes and create boundaries that will keep kids of all ages safe.
-Radical minds—Encouraging children to be brave agents of change, accompanied by scripts for teaching advocacy, giving and taking productive feedback, and becoming a coconspirator for change.
-Conscious shopping—Raising awareness of how local shopping (from food deserts to independently-owned businesses) can empower or hinder a community’s ability to thrive, and teaching readers of all ages how to create shopping habits that support their community.
-Thriving communities—Acknowledging the personal power we have to shape our schools, towns, and worlds, accompanied by exercises for instigating change.
Full of questionnaires, stories, practical activities, helpful tips, and tools to foster an antiracist lens, Raising Antiracist Children empowers you and your kids to become conscious citizens and active participants in working towards justice. This must-have, practical guide is essential for parents and caregivers everywhere.