Whoever You Are

Whoever You Are by Mem Fox is a children’s book about promoting acceptance regarding individual differences. According to a review of Whoever You Are it is a “celebration of the world’s diverse cultures, both our similarities and differences.” In order to access more information on the book and the author visit http://books.google.ca/books?id=duQewaRwCzkC&source=gbs_similarbooks.

The Emperor Has No Clothes: Teaching About Race and Racism to People Who Don’t Want to Know

The Emperor Has No Clothes: Teaching About Race and Racism to People Who Don’t Want to Know by Tema Okum provides theoretical and practical information to those who are involved in anti-racism teaching initiatives. Synopsis of the chapters: “The first chapter looks at the toxic consequences of our western cultural insistence on profit, binary thinking, … Continue reading

Critical Readings: An Annotated Bibliography on Anti-Racist Education

Critical Readings: An Annotated Bibliography on Anti-Racist Education is a collection of resources, in both English and French, put together by Canadian Race Relations Foundation. The readings contain mostly of Canadian contents to introduce anti-racist education into school system. The suggested topics are divided into ten sections such as; Aboriginal Education Beginning Anti-Racism in Education: … Continue reading

That Joke

That Joke Public Service Announcement (PSA) was a 2007 winner of the Racism, Stop It! Campaign. This PSA seeks to create awareness of the harm that is related to promoting racist jokes. Individuals often say jokes about other cultures and ethnic groups thinking they are often harmless, when in fact these “telling and tolerating racist … Continue reading

Sister Anne’s Hands by Marybeth Lorbiecki

Sister Anne’s Hands by Marybeth Lorbiecki, set in the 1960’s introduces children to the concept of segregation. The book is a about a girl named Anna who goes to a all white school until she comes across her new second grade teacher Anne, who is of “colour”. For more reviews and access to the book … Continue reading

Open Your Eyes: Multicultural Poems to Wake You Up And Make You Think by Judy Kazz

Open Your Eyes: Multicultural Poems to Wake You Up And Make You Think by Judy Kazz is a child friendly book with compilations of poems related to “race, colour and prejudice”. Open Your Eyes looks at issues such as “racism, prejudice, stereotypes, hate motivated acts, discrimination and pretensions of neutrality or indifference. The poems address … Continue reading

The Concerned Kids

The Concerned Kids is a non-profit organization which seeks educate and create awareness among children through interactive puppetry presentations. The organization began in 1988 as a creative way of educating kids on societal issues. The Concerned Kids presents to children from junior kindergarten to grade 6. The Concerned Kids “programs explore social issues that are … Continue reading

Not So Different by directed by Don Arioli

Not So Different a 1985 film directed by Don Arioli and produced by the National Film Board of Canada is a narrative of the “Land of Sameness”. Not So Different is a children’s resource which would allow them to critically analyze their surroundings to gain knowledge of importance in accepting “differentness” without discrimination. The Land … Continue reading