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Kathy Ellen Davis

@kathyellendavis
I'm a white Mama, reader, writer, and bookseller.

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Snakes on a Train book
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Kathryn Dennis
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Goodnight, Starry Night (Peek-A-Boo Art) book
15
Julie Appel, Amy Guglielmo
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The Ocean Calls: A Mermaid Haenyeo Story book
15
Tina Cho, Jess X. Snow
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Beatrice Blue
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Snakes on a Train book
15
Kathryn Dennis
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The Ocean Calls: A Mermaid Haenyeo Story book
15
Tina Cho, Jess X. Snow
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Goodnight, Starry Night (Peek-A-Boo Art) book
15
Julie Appel, Amy Guglielmo
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All the Colors We Are/Todos Los Colores de Nuestra Piel: The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color/La Historia de Por Qué Tenemos Diferentes Colores de Piel book
7.0
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All the Colors We Are/Todos Los Colores de Nuestra Piel: The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color/La Historia de Por Qué Tenemos Diferentes Colores de Piel
Written by Katie Kissinger & illustrated by Chris Bohnhoff
This is a must have on your shelf if you'd like to be raising an antiracist child and have antiracist values. It talks very frankly about skin tone and the science behind it, and the voice is perfect for kids to understand. It asks kids what color their skin is, tells them they get their skin color in three different ways, talks about skin tone variations in families, has amazing photos that show a diverse group of kids and adults, and even has activities in the back that tie into the text. Oh, and it's in Spanish and English. This book has it all. You need it!
Jul 24, 2020
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-
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$17.95
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$15.26
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$15.99
Used $15.77
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All Kinds of People book
7.0
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All Kinds of People
Written by Sheila M. Kelly and Shelley Rotner & illustrated by Shelley Rotner
This book is PHENOMENAL. Give this to every new baby. We know that babies and kids see skin tone and that telling our children "we don't see color" or that we're colorblind is harmful and racist. This book features pictures of kids with all different skin tones and ethnic backgrounds. The book talks very simply about all the different colors of skin, and also talks about how families can have all the same shades of skin or different shades. This is an EXCELLENT start for a discussion on skin tone and race for kids!
Jul 24, 2020
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3
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$7.99
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$6.79
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$7.99
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The Cat in the Hat book
1.0
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The Cat in the Hat
Written & illustrated by Dr. Seuss
PROBLEMATIC. Is the Cat in the Hat racist? Yes. Here's an article by someone who literally wrote the book on it: https://www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/books/article168093087.html. Here's what the author says specifically about this book: The star witness is the 60-year-old “The Cat in the Hat,” whose origins Nel traces to minstrelsy and blackface caricature. Underneath his feline aspect, this hep cat threatens the stability of a white household and challenges the white social order. The clues to the cat’s black lineage have been so effectively covered up that they have to be meticulously decoded to demonstrate how the story reflects subconscious white fear of black power. Please think twice before buying Seuss for kids you know or reading it to them. If you do read it, make sure you bring up this context.
Jul 22, 2020
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Recommend Ages: 5-8
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$9.99
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$8.49
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$5.90
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