5 books that will teach kids about Black history

For many parents, the most difficult conversation to have with their kids is about the birds and the bees, however, Black parents also find themselves having to navigate complex discussions about race. African American history is rich with moments of celebration and tragedy, and it can be difficult to explain these realities to a child. […]

Jacqueline Woodson’s ‘Red at the Bone’ unpacks the trauma of youth development

Though popularly known for middle grade and young adult literature, Jacqueline Woodson proves time and time again that she can also write compelling work for older audiences. Woodson’s Red at the Bone, released in September of 2019, records the journey of 16-year-old Melody’s family back three generations. The story’s narrative shows the complex ways in which […]