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Children's Nonfiction Prejudice & Racism

On the Playground

Our First Talk About Prejudice

by (author) Jillian Roberts

illustrated by Jane Heinrichs

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Feb 2019
Category
Prejudice & Racism, Values & Virtues, Bullying
Recommended Age
6 to 8
Recommended Grade
1 to 3
Recommended Reading age
6 to 8
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781459820913
    Publish Date
    Feb 2019
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459820937
    Publish Date
    Feb 2019
    List Price
    $16.99
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781459822993
    Publish Date
    Feb 2019
    List Price
    $9.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459833418
    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price
    $14.95

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Description

On the Playground: Our First Talk About Prejudice focuses on introducing children to the complex topic of prejudice.

Crafted around a narrative between a grade-school-aged child and an adult, this inquiry-focused book will help children shape their understanding of diversity so they are better prepared to understand, and question, prejudice witnessed around them in their day-to-day lives and in the media. Dr. Jillian Roberts discusses types of discrimination children notice, what prejudice means, why it's not okay, how to stand up against it and how kids can spread a message of inclusion and acceptance in the world around them.

About the authors

Awards

  • Commended, BC Books for BC Schools
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets—Honorable Mention

Editorial Reviews

&quotA useful discussion starter about combating intolerance.&quot

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

&quotA heartfelt…tool to provoke conversations about prejudice and bullying.&quot

Kirkus Review

“Perfectly appropriate for upper elementary, and even middle school if needed.”

Kiss the Book blog

“Confidently and skilfully tackles the issue of prejudice for our youngest readers…This would be an excellent title for classroom, personal, school and public libraries.”

Resource Links

"Parents, teachers, and counselors will find this book to be a handy resource for discussing bullying, as it provides credible ways for children (and adults) to view themselves as active upstanders for others."

Booklist

Other titles by Jillian Roberts

On the Internet

Our First Talk About Online Safety

by (author) Jillian Roberts
illustrated by Jane Heinrichs

Et si on parlait de la Pauvreté “

by (author) Jillian Roberts & Jaime Casap
illustrated by Jane Heinrichs
translated by Olivier Bilodeau

Et si on parlait des Tragédies “

by (author) Jillian Roberts
illustrated by Jane Heinrichs
translated by Olivier Bilodeau

Et si on parlait d'Internet “

by (author) Jillian Roberts
illustrated by Jane Heinrichs
translated by Olivier Bilodeau

Et si on parlait des Préjugés “

by (author) Jillian Roberts
illustrated by Jane Heinrichs
translated by Olivier Bilodeau

Just Enough Series Ebook Bundle

by (author) Jillian Roberts
illustrated by Cindy Revell

The World Around Us Series Ebook Bundle

by (author) Jillian Roberts
illustrated by Jane Heinrichs

On Our Nature Walk Read-Along

Our First Talk About Our Impact on the Environment

by (author) Jillian Roberts
illustrated by Jane Heinrichs
read by Kirstie Hudson
foreword by Bob McDonald

On Our Nature Walk

Our First Talk About Our Impact on the Environment

by (author) Jillian Roberts
illustrated by Jane Heinrichs
foreword by Bob McDonald

Under Our Clothes Read-Along

Our First Talk About Our Bodies

by (author) Jillian Roberts
illustrated by Jane Heinrichs
read by Heather Gould

Other titles by Jane Heinrichs