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Let's Talk About Race

Let's Talk About Race

Book - 2005
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In this story, the author introduces the concept of race as only one component in an individual's or nation's "story."
The author introduces the concept of race as only one component in an individual's or nation's "story."
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060285968
Call Number: j305.8009 Lest
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Barbour, Karen - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Let us talk about race


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Adults unsure of how to begin talking about race will find in these pages a way to tap into the subject and the questions it raises. Suggested for Ages 6-10 and/or Grades 1-5.

A straightforward and accessible conversation-starter about race and other ways that humans can be different or the same.

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LPL_JennyC Oct 18, 2018

Julius Lester has created an important book delivered with a personal, playful touch. We all have a story: our favorite foods, hobbies, time of day, and so much more. Race is another piece of our story, but only a part. Lester states that when people say one race is better than another it is an untrue story rooted in fear. A true story is that underneath everyone’s skin is bone and if we all took off our skin we would look the same. This powerful message is delivered in simple, conversational text complimented by vibrant, painted illustrations. This accessible, positive book provides readers with an opportunity to start a conversation about race, what ties us all together, as well as what makes us unique. Ideal for children in elementary school. Highly recommended!


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