With far too much happening on the web I curated a special list of articles and happenings just for Blended readers. Here’s a list of what I’m reading and thinking about this week.
A great post over at Adoptive Families for those of you who will be talking to lower elementary classes about adoption. The tips at the bottom of the piece are insanely helpful.
I stumbled upon this site after posting this article about Suki’s Kimono. This is a wonderful list of books to be used with kids that touches on social justice issues and also provides an activity in response to the book. Scroll the list of children’s books to the right – you won’t be disappointed.
How my white mother shaped me into a black man is a powerful read. But for all of us transracial adoptive parents I want you to take eight minutes today to watch the video at the bottom of Albert Butler’s piece and listen to the conversation that Melissa Harris-Perry held on her show about racial literacy and why its so very crucial – for you and me.
The Best Map Ever Made of America’s Racial Segregation. Portland is above. Find your city.
A personal hero of mine, Dr. Jane Aronson, asks, “I ask that we all include orphans, living without parental care, in our struggle for social justice.”
This book list is amazing. I’m not sure which one I should read first.
Some more ideas for those of you who are talking about adoption in the classroom this month. Here’s the letter I send in every year.
And lastly because my 5th grader talks to me non-stop about why her friends have phones and she is so oppressed by me because she doesn’t; I offer this (and may be guilty of it too):