Windows, Mirrors & Doors: The Importance of Asian Representation in Books for Young Children – May 27
Posted by ParentChild+ on May 18, 2021
As our country witnesses horrific attacks on the Asian and Asian-American community, exposing deep-seated racism, many parents have been asking a critical question: how can we have conversations with our children about race and diversity, early and often?
For over 50 years, ParentChild+ has been working to overcome systemic racism by partnering with parents to build school readiness in the homes of young children and their families. By committing to provide all families with reading materials that are diverse, inclusive, and culturally relevant, we are now prioritizing helping children to understand the importance of racial justice, be rooted in their own identity, and develop a strong sense of self and understanding of others.
As part of ParentChild+’s virtual series Windows, Mirrors & Doors, we invite you to join Asian children’s book authors and illustrators for a compelling, nationally relevant discussion on the representations of Asian characters in children’s literature. The discussion will shine a light on the impact representation has on the well-being and social-emotional development of Asian children — and all children, the importance for children and families of experiencing books by Asian authors and illustrators, and the ways in which representation and book selection can be a powerful step toward building a stronger, more equitable world.
When: May 27th | 7:00pm – 8:00pm EDT
Where: ParentChild+ YouTube Channel
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