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Children’s Books Create an Accessible Pathway to Explore Race for Parents and Kids- session 1 of 5
January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pmFree
The stories we tell our children matter. Books are an excellent way to peek in on another way of life and learn that other stories are as important as your own. Reading fiction allows you to practice the art of entering into someone else’s reality. Empathy makes life broader and deeper, more interesting and more complex, more heartbreaking and more joyful.
For parents, educators, caregivers and others who are a part of a child’s ‘village’ who are looking for ways to discuss our nation’s complicated history and present with their children, this workshop series will give you tools for using books to have conversations with your kids about race. We’ll take a deep dive into books together. We’ll cover picture books in one session, two different chapter books in two sessions and dive deep into a middle grade book in our last two sessions.
Please pick up the books at this link. Book discussions rely on participants having read the books if possible.
Join us in raising kids who will change the world!
Dates and topics:
January 23 Intro to anti-racist parenting and program on picture books/board books
January 30 Chapter book
February 6 Chapter book
February 13 Middle grade book
February 20 Middle grade book
Mijha Godfrey is a distinguished former attorney turned entrepreneur and the visionary behind Jambo Books, a highly acclaimed children’s book subscription service, revolutionizing the way parents and children talk about race and inclusion. Her expertise in diverse children’s literature, and empowering conversations on race with children has earned recognition from major media outlets, including CNN, the Washington Post, PopSugar, HuffPost Canada, Bloomberg and Parents Magazine. The platform has since evolved into a safe space for parents seeking to engage in meaningful conversations about race and culture with their children, utilizing literature as a powerful tool for understanding and growth. Through Jambo Books, Mijha continues to inspire change by fostering diversity awareness and providing a means for parents and children to explore important topics surrounding race and inclusion in an accessible and impactful way.