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 Talk : conversations about race, love & truth

 Publisher:  Crown Books for Young Readers (2020)

 Dewey: 305.8009
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 148 p., ill., 23 cm

 BTSB No: 871412 ISBN: 9780593121610
 Ages: 10-14 Grades: 5-9

 Race relations
 African American children
 African Americans -- Social conditions
 Minorities -- United States
 Ethnic identity
 Self-esteem in children
 Conduct of life
 American didactic literature

Price: $21.38

Thirty diverse and award-winning authors and illustrators capture frank discussions about racism, identity, and self-esteem.

 Editor: Hudson, Wade
Hudson, Cheryl Willis
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.10
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 511889

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (07/15/20)
   School Library Journal (08/28/20)
   Booklist (+) (08/01/20)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (+) (00/09/20)
 The Hornbook (00/09/20)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/28/2020 Gr 5 Up—There comes a time when parents and caregivers have to give "The Talk" to children. "The Talk" can be about sexual orientation, racism, or gender and/or racial identity. Children can ask complex questions, which can cause adults to pause. Adults wonder, "How do I begin to answer?" This collection of poetry and prose, which focuses on race, offers a great starting point. With contributions from writers including Derrick Barnes, Cozbi A. Cabrera, Nikki Grimes, Grace Lin, Meg Medina, Christopher Myers, and Renée Watson, the text answers tough questions and shares the struggles of marginalized people, who are forced to navigate hostile environments. Black, Native, and immigrant experiences are spotlighted. For example, in "Why Are There Racist People?" by Duncan Tonatiuh, a student asks, "Where does racism come from?" This question leads Tonatiuh on a search to find the answer. Tonatiuh concludes that racism is a tool used to prevent unity and exploit marginalized groups. This title can be a tool for teachers, educators, and caretakers to center the intersectional struggles of diverse racial and ethnic groups, and the use of poetry and prose offers multiple ways to interact and engage with the text. VERDICT A heartfelt collection that speaks to the multifaceted and nuanced struggles of marginalized people. Recommended for public and school libraries.—Ruth Guerrier-Pierre, New York Public Library - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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