This reading guide is designed to accompany Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman’s book All Are Welcome. Reading Is Resistance sees reading as an opportunity to seed deeper conversations and possibilities for action around racial justice in our communities.
Lesson content was written by Vanessa Eppley and was designed to start and deepen anti-bias/anti-racist conversations in families and other learning communities. Editors were Gideon Yamada and Kaleigh Rainwater.
DIVERSITY, IDENTITY, KINDNESS, INCLUSION, EQUITY, BELONGING, CONNECTION, COMMUNITY
THE READ ALOUD
All Are Welcome shows us life in a school that accepts and celebrates children from diverse religious, racial, and family backgrounds. Taking us through the first day of school, children come together to learn and play. We see kids in the classroom, cafeteria, playground, and in their homes through fun and colorful illustrations. We learn about the holidays, their unique interests, and their talents. Diversity is recognized, and curiosity is encouraged so children can learn about different traditions and ways of living, putting aside their differences. Kindness and inclusion help all children feel they belong and are strong by standing together. A community gathering concludes the story with a science fair, parents and families interacting, and children having fun and being themselves.
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