14 Books Celebrating Black & Brown Papas

Home made gifts are the best, but when you aren’t crafty of don’t have the time, books are right up there with them!  So, if you and the kiddies are still struggling what to get papa for father’s day, don’t worry–I got you covered! Peep these fourteen picture books celebrating fathers of color that are perfect for child and daddy to snuggle up to as they read them together!   (There’s nothing like watching my kids curl up on my husband’s lap to read a good book!)  Continue reading “14 Books Celebrating Black & Brown Papas”

What If All the Dolls on the Toy Shelf Were Black? 15 Doll Companies On a Mission to Dismantle the Status Quo

In the recent May issue of Oprah’s O Magazine, a fantastic feature titled, “Let’s Talk About Race” (Which happens to be the exact same title I came up with a decade ago for an educator’s workshop I developed, but I degress…) presented a series of images depicting role reversals of stereotypical scenes of females in America. Continue reading “What If All the Dolls on the Toy Shelf Were Black? 15 Doll Companies On a Mission to Dismantle the Status Quo”

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all you beautiful, sun-kissed Mama’s! Click the links below to learn more about each children’s book celebrating mamahood. These make perfect gifts from the kids to their favorite Ma!

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Fun and Educational Toys for Young Children: My Family Builders

My Family Builders is a fun, educational toy for young children, and was our most liked product this month! The box includes cards with pictures of different families–same sex, inter-racial, and single parent families–that serves as a tool to help adults engage in conversations about the beauty in different families. This is definitely a fav. of my two and four-year-old!

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Teaching a People’s History: The Zinn Education Project

Are you a parent, teacher, or student searching for #‎conscious curricular materials? The Zinn Education Project may be for you. “Its goal is to introduce students to a more accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of United States history than is found in traditional textbooks and curricula.”

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6 Diverse Children’s Cartoons (Where the Main Character Isn’t Necessarily White)

A few years ago, the Huffington Post published 6 Diverse Children’s Cartoons (Where the Main Character Isn’t Necessarily White) highlighting our previously mentioned Bino and Fino as well as the following five animations: The 99, Burka Avenger, Ni Hao Kai-Lan, Sara Solves It, and Maya and Miguel.   Continue reading “6 Diverse Children’s Cartoons (Where the Main Character Isn’t Necessarily White)”