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Doing Our Part for Racial Justice

Some resources from Rabbi Val for Hebrew School families

For Parents to understand what is at stake

Ta Nehisi Coates “Between The World and Me” is a must read. Many of your may have already read it. It is worth returning to.

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD

Helping Kids

Video of a storybook
“Something Happened in Our Town” by Marianne Celano et. al., for age 7+ (and younger – preview it to see if it would work for your child) lasts about 8.5 minutes

The website/app EPIC is amazing – they have a wide variety of books online (many Jewish topics even) that you can access if you create an account. Right now the fees are very reduced. They have a curated list of books to help you talk with your kids about race here.

More General about being and feeling left out “The Day You Begin” by Brooklyn writer Jacqueline Woodson

Diversity and Welcome: “All Are Welcome” by Alexandra Penfold

Ages 4-8
The book Beauty and Blackness

Age 6-11
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans

For Grades  3 through 8
Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature! Graphic Novel

The Parker Inheritance – a historical fiction mystery about the connection between a historical racist incident and everyday contemporary racism

Age 13+ 
All American Boys 

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