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NJ teacher shares list of books that teach kids about race and diversity

Posted at 8:15 AM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 09:04:33-04

A New Jersey pre-K teacher has found a way to bring race and culture to her studies — through books, toys, dolls and food.

Brittany Smith has been teaching at a public school in Atlantic City for four years.

Since the pandemic, she has been teaching remotely, but she wanted to share her list of multicultural books. Smith took to social media and posted book covers of some of her favorites.

Her post has since gotten thousands of likes and retweets.

1) “Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X” by Ilyasah Shabazz

2) “Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters” by Andrea Davis Pickne

3) “Something Happened in Our Town” by Marianne Celano

4) “My Hair is a Garden” by Cozbi A. Cabrera

5) “Separate is Never Equal” by Duncan Tonatiuh

6) “Young Water Protectors: A Story About Standing Rock” by Aslan Tudor

7) “My Family Divided” by Diane Guerrero

8) “We Are Grateful” by Traci Sorell

9) “I Am Not a Number” by: Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer

10) “Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library” by Carole Boston Weatherford

For a full list of books, visit Smith’s twitter page.


— Brittany (@wanderingbritt_) June 2, 2020