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Using ‘Stamped (For Kids)’ to Have Age-Appropriate Discussions About Race

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi wasn’t pulling any punches when he set out to write “The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.” “Stamped from the Beginning” has since been remixed as “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You,” a version of the book that was re-written for teens by best-selling author Jason Reynolds. Now, we have “Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You,” an adaptation aimed at 7- to 12-year-olds.

These youth-centered books about race do the research for teachers so they don’t have to spend huge amounts of time figuring out how to tackle units about American history and race in the classroom, explains author Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul. She is an educator and researcher who wrote “Stamped (For Kids)” as an adaptation of Kendi’s original book. She’s applying her 20 years of experience in middle school classrooms helping schools “shatter any kind of silence around race and racism.”

In this MindShift podcast, Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul discusses how to discuss how adults can talk about race with kids.

You can also read highlights from the interview in the article “Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul: Using ‘Stamped (For Kids)’ to Have Age-Appropriate Discussions About Race” on KQED’s Mindshift online.

Source: MindShift | Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul: Using ‘Stamped (For Kids)’ to Have Age-Appropriate Discussions About Race, https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/57757/dr-sonja-cherry-paul-using-stamped-for-kids-to-have-age-appropriate-discussions-about-race | Copyright © 2021 KQED INC

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