I recently spoke to Kate Schweitzer, editor at POPSUGAR Family, about how to explain current nationwide protests to children.
I shared my perspective based on my research on the experiences of African American girls fighting for their educational rights and my own experiences as a parent.
I want to add to the reading list because there are so many books (and films!) that can help children learn. I can vouch for the ones below, but there are many more, I know.
For Lower Elementary
This Is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration by Jacqueline Woodson
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton
Dreamers by Yuyi Morales
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters by Barack Obama
For Lower & Upper Elementary
Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls' Rights by Sarah J. Robbins and Malala Yousafza
For Upper Elementary/Middle School
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change by Robin Stevenson
Akeelah and the Bee
Go, Diego, Go
Ni Hao, Kai-Lan