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Books on Film: Grace Lin on Racist Children’s Books

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If you haven’t had a chance yet, make sure you watch this PBS Newshour video with author/illustrator Grace Lin. She talks about how to approach children’s books that contain racist content.

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

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  1. Thanks for this video.We will now know how to approach children’s books with racist contents

  2. Thank you for sharing. My best friend and I were talking about this topic just last night! These classics can prove a springboard for discussions on prejudice and injustice. I remember having these very same conversations with my own mother about my favorite movie as a child, Gone with the Wind.