"Because you know parents will often say, 'I want my child to be anti-racist. I want my child to love everybody and to be open minded.' And then let’s do an audit of your home library because if all the books in your home library only reflect white children, or able-bodied children, or straight children, etc...Then that’s how you reproduce bias."
"When children cannot find themselves reflected in the books they read, or when the images they see are distorted, negative or laughable, they learn a powerful lesson about how they are devalued in the society of which they are a part.”
Hello SPARK Community!
We are honored to share follow up from the program with Dr. Zetta Elliott - "Hope & Healing: The Power of Protest Poetry."
We hope that Dr. Elliott's work inspires you (as it has inspired the SPARK team) to construct a diverse home library + commit to the lifelong work of building an inclusive community where all stories are valued and told.
In this work of antiracism and building an inclusive community, please know that we are here as a free resource on an ongoing basis!
Thank you for your partnership, participation and feedback!
The SPARK Team