This reading guide is designed to accompany Sweet People Are Everywhere by Alice Walker. 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 Robert Raffaelly and was designed to start and deepen anti-bias/anti-racist conversations in families and other learning communities. The editors were MaKenna Smith and Olivia Horning.
DIVERSITY, IDENTITY, CULTURE, WORLD TRAVEL, KINDNESS
THE READ ALOUD
Young Bryan has just gotten a passport and is curious about traveling to other countries. He has not received education on cultural differences and similarities and holds some learned negative assumptions about being different. In the story, Bryan quickly learns that if we have and make opportunities to interact with people from different cultures, we understand that while we are different, we are alike in many ways. Sweet People Are Everywhere teaches us to embrace diversity and have an open mind about people we have not met.
FULL READING GUIDE (download here)
For the full reading guide including discussion questions based on anti-oppression capacity building, download below!