Take a look at the characters in the book. What is their skin color? What is your skin color? What color skin does your family have?
Race, racism, and racist are not bad words. We do not want to be racist, but we do need to talk about it. What can you do if you notice someone being racist? What can you say? How can we be antiracist in our actions?
Ashley Lukashevsky is an illustrator and visual artist who uses illustration and art as a tool to strengthen social movements against systemic racism and sexism. Before moving to illustration full-time, she was the art director at KINDLAND and the social impact designer at LA2050, an initiative to create a positive shared future for all Angelenos. Learn more at her website http: //www.ashleylukashevsky.com or follow her on Instagram @ASHLUKADRAWS.