Tips for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books
by Marsha Rakestraw Stories are a powerful tool. They teach us about the world and ourselves; they influence our values;…
Don’t Fall Into the Changemaker Trap That Makes People Resist Positive Change
by Marsha Rakestraw Awhile back I had dinner with some new non-vegan friends and colleagues. I was the only vegan…
Explore Lack of Media Diversity With the Activity “Where Are the People Like Me?”
Mattel’s Moschino Barbie  is getting all sorts of attention — and not just because of the $150 price or the…
Teach Tolerance with the Activity “Judge Not”
In the wake of more mass murders in Paris, Beirut, and beyond, there are calls for retaliation, for closing borders,…
Unlearning “Indian” Stereotypes
Videos/Movies
“…books and movies tell lies about Native people.” A group of children from several different Indian nations talks about their…
4 Video Resources for Exploring Race, Racism, Stereotypes, and Microaggressions
by Marsha Rakestraw Talking about race, racism, and institutional oppression can be challenging, especially when many white people are feeling…
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress
Books
Morris Micklewhite loves to imagine himself exploring outer space or visiting far off jungles with elephants and tigers. Morris also…
It’s Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School
Videos/Movies
What happens when experienced teachers talk in their classrooms about people who are gay? Where do kids get their ideas…
9 Videos for Exploring Gender Stereotypes and Gender Roles
Messages about what it means to be masculine or feminine, a man or a woman, a boy or a girl…
For Your Must-Read List: ‘Redefining Girly’
Based on her own experiences with her children, Melissa Atkins Wardy’s book “Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping…
Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, from Birth to Tween
Books
Based on her own experiences with her children, Melissa Atkins Wardy’s book delivers vital, realistic, actionable tips and ideas for…
Changing the “Single Story” About Africa(ns) … and Others
Recently I read two books, each featuring a female protagonist. One was by a black woman from Barbados, the book…