It’s never too early to have a conversation about race and racial differences with kids. But, it can be difficult to know how to start having that conversation.
Coming to the aid is American Girl’s new advice book, A Smart Girl’s Guide: Race & Inclusion. Written by diversity and inclusion expert Deanna Singh, this book helps kids ages 10 and up develop racial fluency, question biases, and understand racism at its core.
A Smart Girl’s Guide: Race & Inclusion is filled with more than 100 pages of colorful illustrations and discusses topics such as systemic racism and allyship. The book also includes challenges, quizzes, questions, and tips for kids to learn and implement the concepts effectively.
This advice book is part of American Girl’s ongoing commitment to advancing racial equality. The brand has launched a new “Conversations for Change” series that spotlights young women of diverse backgrounds and experiences who are making a difference in their communities and the world around them. American Girl’s Truly Me doll line also features 18-inch dolls with a variety of skin tones, eye colors, and hair colors and textures, as well as inclusive accessories, such as a wheelchair and hearing aids.
A Smart Girl’s Guide: Race & Inclusion is available for preorder at americangirl.com for $12.99. The book launches on June 30.