Raising Antiracist Children: A Practical Parenting Guide

S. & S. Jun. 2022. 336p. ISBN 9781982185428. pap. $17.99. CHILD REARING
Some parents, caregivers, and educators can feel overwhelmed when trying to raise anti-biased and antiracist human beings. Hawthorne, a Black biracial mother and an experienced teacher and advocate in antiracism for children, along with cowriter Yglesias, seeks to make starting this journey easier. They share ways to raise children by focusing on four key areas with implementable techniques: healthy bodies, radical minds, conscious shopping, and thriving communities. Discussion questions and reflective prompts are provided for both parents and children. Music playlists, ideas for arts and crafts, and other activities are included as well, making this an action-packed guide rather than an academic tome. The authors also address such issues as the misconception of color blindness, hidden biases, featurism, colorism, intersectionality, and the tendency to mute aspects of one’s identity.
VERDICT This is a must-read that covers an essential topic well and is jam-packed with ideas to implement.
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