Click here to access this collection of lessons on Native American/Indigenous identity and lived experiences serves as a resource to help guide conversations with children.
This collection of lessons on Asian American identity and lived experiences serves as a resource to help guide conversations with children. Our young people are frequently impacted by the bias, hateful rhetoric, and violence targeted at marginalized groups like the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, whether implicitly or explicitly. At AmazeWorks, we believe that building a healthy identity, learning to show respect across differences, and naming and taking action against instances of injustice all begin from honest, intentional conversations. We thank you for engaging in this difficult, yet invaluable work.
We also know the power of sharing stories. When we listen to each other’s stories, we build empathy. This empathy is necessary if we want to shift our thinking from “their issue” to “our issue.” When we take time to understand racism and discrimination in all its forms, we are better equipped to stand up to it.
This work requires time and dedication. These books and lessons are a starting point. If you have additional questions or want more resources, continue to explore our website.
In solidarity with all who strive for equity and belonging,
This resource includes Always Anjali, written by Sheetal Sheth and illustrated by Jessica Blank; A Map Into the World, written by Kao Kalia Yang and illustrated by Seo Kim; The Favorite Daughter, written by Allen Say; Cooper’s Lesson, written by Sun Yung Shin and illustrated by Kim Cogan; and A Different Pond by Bao Phi and illustrated by Thi Bui.