The Conscious Kid w/ Ramon Stephens

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Ramon Stephens (Executive Director, The Conscious Kid) joins Katie Lowes to highlight the power of books as a tool to disrupt racism and promote healthy racial identity development in youth.

Ramon shares the genesis of his organization, The Conscious Kid and what exactly goes into their curated children’s reading lists. Katie and Ramon talk about the curriculum in America’s education system and Ramon provides practical and effective ways parents can initiate critical conversations around race outside of school.

Plus, did you know that Dr. Seuss’s content is actually problematic? Tune in to learn why and what to encourage kids to read instead.

Crib Notes:

www.theconsciouskid.org/resources

@theconsciouskid – Instagram

Book mentions:

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick D. Barnes

The King of Kindergarten by Derrick D. Barnes

Dream Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison

George Crum and the Saratoga Chip by Gaylia Taylor, illustrated by Frank Morrison

Additional book recommendations from The Conscious Kid:

Board book:

Sweetest Kulu by Celina Kalluk, illustrated by Alexandria Neonakis

Picture books:

All Because You Matter by Tami Charles, illustrated by Bryan Collier

I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James

Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal

My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero, illustrated by Zeke Peña

The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad and S.K. Ali, illustrated by Hatem Aly

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