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.

Children’s Books

Tip sheets

Online series

To learn more about Melissa Giraud, check out her website, embracerace.org.

Connect with her: Twitter, FaceBook, Instagram, Newsletter and YouTube

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 Marianne Celano PhD (Author), Marietta Collins PhD (Author), Ann Hazzard PhD (Author), Jennifer Zivoin (Illustrator)

To learn more about these books, check out your local library or bookstore.