Goodnight Racism

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In Goodnight Moon, all is right with the world as the child settles into bed. Goodnight is said to all his possessions as he is cheerfully tucked in. But in this world, there are much uglier issues that we want to put behind us: injustice, poverty, discrimination, and racism. The author, Ibram X. Kendi, has written books for grown-ups about these issues, but this book is a lovely goodnight prayer for children. It acquaints them with a diversity of viewpoints and how the moon does not play favorites but shines on all children equally. Certainly, there must be a child in your life that would be delighted by this message and the beautiful writing and illustrations which encapsulate it. If it is true that children are taught racism at a young age, this might create a sensitivity toward other children and the way they live. As the book says …some kids do not have food, do not have beds because of unfair rules and unjust treatment. It seems like all of us require sensitivity to this message.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Penguin Young Readers Group
Publish Date 14-Jun-2022
ISBN 9780593110515 Buy this Book
Issue August 2022
Category Children's