Momma, Did You Hear the News?: (Talking to kids about race and police) (Hardcover)
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Ten year old Avery is disturbed by yet another unarmed black man being shot. This prompts his parents to sit down with him and his brother to have "the talk", a conversation about what to do when approached by police. They use a catchy chant while also emphasizing that all police are not bad. A to the L to the I-V-E...Come home ALIVE...That is the key
This book is NOT anti-police...it IS anti-police brutality It is simply told from the perspective of a young black boy who has real life questions. The book helps parents have this really difficult conversation. It also addresses the Social Emotional Learning component of Social Awareness (Understanding the perspectives and feelings of others /teaching empathy).