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Posted inCOMMUNITY STORYTELLING, EDUCATION, Equity, FIRST PERSON, Let's talk about RACE

My 6-year-old grandson thought a book character’s skin was ‘too dark.’ Here’s how I handled it.

When my 6-year-old grandson told me he didn’t like the African-American girl in a book about diverse children because she was ‘too dark,’ I felt like the protagonist in the French film “Amélie” when she transformed into water and dropped into a huge puddle on the floor. I was devastated — shocked, angry, surprised and, most importantly, stumped.