I was approached by the parent of one of my White students. This mother had a question I will never forget. "When will you go back to teaching real American history?"
Now, my daughter is really enjoying watching basketball, specifically the WNBA. We go to games, watch highlights, and support the league. She has a favorite team (the Liberty) and favorite player (All-Star point guard Skylar Diggins of the new Dallas Wings).
"One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world." - Malala Yousafzai
My daughter and I recently discovered the great book Basketball Belles: How Two Teams and One Scrappy Player Put Women's Hoops on the Map by Sue Macy and illustrated by Matt Collins.
"Hey, Look at your skin . . . The wonderful skin you live in!"
"Imagine not being able to marry the person you loved, just because they were of a race different from your own."
In honor of the birthday of Langston Hughes and the start of Black History Month
Want to continue the dialogue about Dr. King with your young child? Check out this wonderful children's book!
“Out of my way, Big Ears!”
Otis is happily strolling in the park one day when a bully dog taunts him with this insult.
Here's my review of Disney's new film, Zootopia!
I recently had the chance to discuss modern dads and the show "black-ish" and even briefly interview Anthony Anderson on the Modern Dads Podcast.
I could not be happier about the increase in positive portrayals of fathers in advertising.