A frantic call from Sheila Arnold’s son during his freshmen year in college turns into a moment to remember all that she had to teach him about growing up black, and, in turn, all he had also learned about crossing bridges in spite of people’s perceptions.
- Have you ever had someone treat you differently because of your color, sex, or religion? How did it feel and how did you respond?
- Why do you think that people treat people differently because of color, sex or religion? How do we help people to change? Can legislation change the way we treat others? Why or why not?
- Have you ever read a book that made you want to learn more about its subject, or moved you to make a difference? What was that book and what did it encourage you to do?
- Do different groups sit together in the cafeteria at your workplace or school? Do different people interact with each other? If not, do you think people should mix at least part of the time? What can you do about it?
- 42: The Jackie Robinson Story by Aaron Rosenburg. Jackie Robinson met with more public racism than many people. Read his story and how he dealt with this.
- Anti-racism Children’s Books – http://www.amazon.com/Anti-Racism-Books-for-Children/lm/R1MI6HXCOKUB5G
- Anti-sexism Children’s Books – http://www.goodreads.com/genres/anti-sexist-children-s-books
- Faith: Many Beliefs, So Much in Common by Richard & Michele Steckel. The Steckels travelled the world photographing children who practice their faith in many ways.
- African American/Blacks
- Education and Life Lessons
- Family & Childhood
- Stereotypes and Discrimination
- Taking A Stand and Peacemaking