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Title:
On the playground : our first talk about prejudice
ISBN:
9781459820913
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Publication Information:
[Victoria, British Columbia] : Orca Book Publishers, [2019]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 27 cm.
Summary:
Gives a comprehensive introduction to the topic of prejudice.
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Interest age level:
Ages 6-8.
Audience:
NC980L Lexile
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Summary

On the Playground: Our First Talk About Prejudice focuses on introducing children to the complex topic of prejudice. Crafted around a narrative between a grade-school-aged child and an adult, this inquiry-focused book will help children shape their understanding of diversity so they are better prepared to understand, and question, prejudice witnessed around them in their day-to-day lives and in the media. Dr. Jillian Roberts discusses types of discrimination children notice, what prejudice means, why it's not okay, how to stand up against it and how kids can spread a message of inclusion and acceptance in the world around them.

The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural, social and environmental issues that they may encounter outside their homes, in an accessible way. Sidebars offer further reading for older children or care providers who have bigger questions. For younger children just starting to make these observations, the simple question-and-answer format of the main text will provide a foundation of knowledge on the subject matter.


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Booklist Review

This entry in the World around Us series breaks down the language and behaviors around bullying, and the complicated feelings that arise when playtime isn't fun anymore. This expository text provides clear, accessible discussions of concepts such as prejudice, racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism, and ableism; the motivations behind people who exhibit prejudice; and the feelings of those at the receiving end of it. The organization of the book is child-friendly. Each two-page spread begins with a question or comment that a child might have, such as, What can I do to help? followed by a short narrative explanation and a text box defining salient terms. Illustrations combine drawings of hypothetical situations and photographs of real people, highlighting facial expressions and body language. This book establishes prejudice as a learned behavior, and by extension, something that can be unlearned. Parents, teachers, and counselors will find this book to be a handy resource for discussing bullying, as it provides credible ways for children (and adults) to view themselves as active upstanders for others.--Amina Chaudhri Copyright 2018 Booklist