Excited to share a really helpful book about skin color and race that is done just so excellently well! It’s been out about a year and I had heard so many good things, I was thrilled to finally see it for myself and share it. A beautiful book that explains simply but scientifically how skin color occurs and how socially and historically it has been misused and misconstrued to divide and cause harm. This book covers a lot without overwhelming or being heavy-handed. Check out Our Skin by Megan Madison, Jessica Ralli, & Isabel Roxas, 2021.Continue reading “Review: Our Skin By Madison, Ralli, & Roxas”
“Some people have eyes like sapphire lagoons
with lashes like lace trim on ballgowns,
sweeping their cheeks as they twirl.
Big eyes, long lashes.
And with that beautifully poetic opening, one of the most powerful, self-affirming books I’ve ever seen draws you into the world of one little girl as she describes her own eyes and the heritage that she is connected to with them. Be delighted by Eyes That Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho, illustrated by Dung Ho, 2021.Continue reading “Review: Eyes That Kiss in the Corners By Ho & Ho”