[EBOOK / KINDLE] Bringing Up Race: How to Raise a Kind Child in a Prejudiced World author Elizabeth Acevedo
T of blogging and that it hasn t affected her ability to write a book with longer passages and a clear message Among the many books now available about racism and specifically racism as it affects children this one contributes a fresh voice I saw this at the New Arrivals section of my library and was intrigued Race is such a charged and important topic these days As a young adult I struggle with how to navigate it I have seen ids being racist and I wondered
"whether i could "I could anything about itGenerally I enjoyed this and I thought the author had good points I felt like people of colour Africans in particular would identify with this the most because a lot of her examples and stories include them Their stories and experiences sounded so heartbreaking I did not now there was a Crayola multicultural set I googled a lot of the examples she mentioned and appreciated themIt was fair that she interviews other races too She brought up some good points on how not addressing problematic behaviour can be detrimental for childrenThe writing was easy to read and I liked the A at the end of each chapterThe last chapter felt rather idealistic and too cheery What do we think of race is made up It s a social construct What we and too cheery What do we think of race is made up It s a social construct What we of as colour is a trick of the light Remember that little eyes are watching and learning from everything including your silence Uju Asika Is a blogger who was encouraged by her cousin to write this book about bringing up race and how to raise children in a prejudiced world The chapters are arranged by theme including mixed heritage skin colour conversations with ids history being a global citizen hair different shades beauty At the end of every chapter
THERE IS A A WHERE PEOPLE BRING UP EVERYis a A where people bring up every issues that arise and solutions for them Overall I think the structure of the book works really well for what it is As far as. Hnic differences hint much earlier than you thinkWhat to do if your child says something racist try not to freak outHow to have open honest age appropriate conversations about raceHow children and parents can handle racial bullyingHow to recognize and challenge everyday racism aka microaggressionsBringing Up Race is a call to arms for all parents as our society works to combat white supremacy and dismantle the systemic racism that has existed for hundreds of yea.
Elizabeth Acevedo ✓ 6 Free readPlement change not to berate them This is also a very The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started theLongest War in American History kind book Uju s mantra of Be cool beind be you runs through her prose her personality and sense of humour lift the mood of the book while her empathy and generosity shine out of every page Yes the anger at injustice is there how could it not be but what the author shows us is how to channel that anger into something positiveBringing Up Race is useful informative thought provoking and above all hopeful Like Uju useful informative thought provoking and above all hopeful Like Uju have faith in the next generation and am heartened by the changes I see in the way they view the world But we as parents have a very important role to play in this we need to have the difficult conversations challenge our own assumptions and inbuilt biases learn and explore alongside our children This book has already prompted me to have some really interesting discussions with my five year old and I ve noted down several of the reading suggestions from the back of the book for Xmas pressie ideas I would recommend this book to every parent without a moment s hestitation Vital reading for anyone with ids Uju writes from her own experience of raising black boys in London but also draws
other parents experiences both black and mixed race sharing their stories really sensitively and This book is such an important and helpful book Heart wrenching at times informative and practical in understanding how to raise our children to be ind and awarefrom other parents experiences both black and mixed race sharing their stories really sensitively and
of the world they live in I will be reading this multiple times I now Thanks to NetGalley forthe world they live in I will be reading this multiple times I now Thanks to NetGalley for ARC in exchange for my honest reviewBorn in Nigeria and living in Britain Uju Asika is a mother and a blogger among other things with whom I was unfamiliar before reading this book Her conversational tone and concise As make this book a breeze to read despite its often heavy content It s clear that she has mastered the ar. Ant book for all families whatever their race or ethnicity It's for everyone who wants to instil a sense of open minded inclusivity in their Setting Them Straight: You CAN Do Something About Bigotry and Homophobia in Your Life kids and those who want to discuss difference instead of shying away from tough uestions Uju Asika draws on often shocking personal stories of prejudice along with opinions of experts influencers and fellow parents to give prescriptive advice in this invaluable guide Bringing Up Race explores When children start noticing et. I don tnow exactly why I was drawn to this book but I m glad I read it It had uite a gentle approach but it definitely got the point
ACROSS IT WAS ALSO A GENUINELYIt was also a genuinely read and had a fresh perspective Uju Asika s book caught my eye amid the flurry of September releases and I immediately pre ordered it Like so many of us I am trying to educate myself as much as I can about antiracism and while I still have a very long way to go I feel like I am ready to think hard about how I can engage my ids in these vital conversations about how I can engage my ids in these vital conversations two are very young only 3 and 5 but as Uju explains in her book it is never too early to start the dialogueThe structure of the book makes it extremely easy to read Chapters are divided into short snappily titled subsections contain an engaging mixture of facts personal anecdotes and testimonials from other parentsthose who have been affected by racism At the end of each chapter there are Talking Points in which the author answers uestions that may arise from the previous pages I especially liked these sections as it
Illustrates The Uncertainty That Manythe uncertainty that many us might have about approaching this topic and shows that there are no stupid uestions the most important thing is that we do not let our fear of saying the wrong thing lead to us saying nothing at all The complicity of silence is referred to several times and is a danger I am becoming aware of thanks to my reading on this subject We re not going to get it right every time but this isn t a test it is a vitally important learning experience for both us and our children The talking points and the handy reference section at the end of the book further emphasise that this is a process and give the book a very practical feelWhat struck me most of all was the tone of this book it is informal but informative warm and wise driven by a desire to help others im. Uju Asika has written a necessary book for our times Chika Unigwe author of On Black Sisters Street You can't avoid it because it's everywhere In the looks Black 100 ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate kids get in certain spaces the manner in which some people speak to them the stuff that goes over their heads Stuff that makes them cry even when they don'tnow why How do you bring up your The Oxford New Greek Dictionary kids to beind and happy when there is so much out there trying to break them down Bringing Up Race is an import.