Nuestra piel: una primera conversación sobre la raza (First Conversations) (Hardcover)

Nuestra piel: una primera conversación sobre la raza (First Conversations) By Megan Madison, Jessica Ralli, Isabel Roxas (Illustrator), Isabel Mendoza (Translated by) Cover Image
By Megan Madison, Jessica Ralli, Isabel Roxas (Illustrator), Isabel Mendoza (Translated by)
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This groundbreaking title in the First Conversations series is now available in Spanish! Based on the research that race, gender, consent, and body positivity should be discussed with toddlers on up, this read-aloud picture book series offers adults the opportunity to begin important conversations with young children in an informed, safe, and supported way.
¡Este innovador título de la colección Primeras conversaciones está ahora disponible en español! Esta colección de álbumes ilustrados para leer en voz alta está basada en investigaciones que revelan que, desde la primera infancia, se debe conversar con los niños sobre la raza, el género, el consentimiento y una visión positiva del cuerpo, y ofrece a los adultos la oportunidad de iniciar esas importantes conversaciones de una manera informada y segura, y con el apoyo necesario.

Developed by experts in the fields of early childhood and activism against injustice, this topic-driven picture book offers clear, concrete language and beautiful imagery that young children can grasp and adults can leverage for further discussion.

While young children are avid observers and questioners of their world, adults often shut down or postpone conversations on complicated topics because it's hard to know where to begin. Research shows that talking about issues like race and gender from the age of two not only helps children understand what they see, but also increases self-awareness, self-esteem, and allows them to recognize and confront things that are unfair, like discrimination and prejudice.

This first book in the series begins the conversation on race, with a supportive approach that considers both the child and the adult. Stunning art accompanies the simple and interactive text, and the backmatter offers additional resources and ideas for extending this discussion.
    Estos álbumes ilustrados, enfocados en temas específicos y desarrollados por expertos en las áreas de primera infancia y activismo contra la injusticia, ofrecen un leguaje claro y concreto, e imágenes atractivas que los niños entenderán y los adultos podrán aprovechar para ampliar la conversación.
    Los niños observan y cuestionan con avidez lo que sucede a su alrededor. Los adultos, en contraste, suelen acallar o posponer las conversaciones sobre temas complicados porque les cuesta saber por dónde empezar. Hay investigaciones que demuestran que el hablar sobre asuntos como la raza y el género desde los dos años de edad no solo ayuda a los niños a entender lo que ven sino que incrementa su autoconocimiento y autoestima y los ayuda a reconocer y confrontar cuestiones injustas, como la discriminación y los prejuicios.
    Este primer libro de la colección inicia la conversación sobre la raza con una aproximación provista de apoyo que tiene en cuenta tanto al niño como al adulto. Bellas ilustraciones acompañan el texto, simple e interactivo; y al final se ofrecen recursos e ideas adicionales para ampliar la conversación.

About the Author

Dr. Megan Pamela Ruth Madison is a political educator and a lifelong student of radical Black feminism. She earned her PhD in Social Policy from Brandeis University. As a scholar-activist, her approach to research and practice is guided by the Sociopolitical Ecology of Development, a theoretical framework that she developed as a part of her dissertation. Megan has served on the boards of the National Association for the Education for Young Children and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice. With Jessica Ralli, she co-authors First Conversations–an award-winning series of anti-bias books for young children and their grown-ups.

Jessica Ralli is the Early Literacy Programs Coordinator at Brooklyn Public Library where she develops & manages grant-funded programming including Books Unbanned Storytimes. She has an M.A. in Early Childhood Special Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and has taught in museums, schools, and libraries. Jessica is a contributor to School Library Journal, and in 2020, she received the Library Journal Movers and Shakers Award for her advocacy work in libraries. Jessica is currently co-authoring the award-winning First Conversations series with Megan Madison, published by RISE X Penguin Workshop.

Praise For…

BEST BOOK of 2023 -- Chicago Public Library


"This Spanish translation of the Caldecott Honor title is just as stunning." --School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593523124
ISBN-10: 0593523121
Publisher: Rise x Penguin Workshop
Publication Date: April 25th, 2023
Pages: 40
Language: Spanish
Series: First Conversations