This reading guide is designed to accompany Bob Graham’s picture book How to Heal a Broken Wing. We hold the belief that anti-racist practice is a process of learning (and unlearning) over time. 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 Jessica Johnson and was designed to start and deepen anti-bias/anti-racist conversations in families and other learning communities. Editors were Katelyn Sagendorf and Conlan Morgan.
ACTION, DIVERSITY, IDENTITY, KINDNESS, COMPASSION, CARING
THE READ ALOUD
How to Heal a Broken Wing is about a brave young man named Will who is not afraid to stop and help someone in need. Walking amongst a large crowd that appears less than interested in the little bird lying helplessly on the ground, Will stops and looks at the poor creature who is obviously in need of some tender, loving care. With the support of his parents, Will nurses the bird back to health and in the end, sets him free. This is a story of bravery with Will standing apart from the majority and helping a creature that was being ignored and mistreated by others.
FULL READING GUIDE (download here)
For the full reading guide including discussion questions based on anti-oppression capacity building, download below!