Melissa Giraud (@RaceEmbrace) is the co-cofouder of Embracerace.org. During our conversation she shares her goal of helping parents address the challenges of race and how books can help parents explore the role of race in shaping identity and starting conversations with our kids.
Melissa shares information about an upcoming webinar on August 28th with authors of the new picture book, Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice. To register click here.
EmbraceRace provides a wealth of tools and resources for families. Click on the links below to learn more.
To learn more about Melissa Giraud, check out her website, embracerace.org.
Books mentioned in this episode:
Puffy: People Whose Hair Defies Gravity by Aya de Leon
Love by Mat de la Pena (Author), Loren Long (Illustrator)
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena (Author), Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
Julian Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
When A Bully is President by Maya Gonzalez
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling
The Birchbark Series by Louise Erdich
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson
The Pact by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt, and Lisa Frazier Page
Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice by
To learn more about these books, check out your local library or bookstore.