Contents: Parent Guide, Affirmation & Action Steps Card, Book w/Discussion Guide, Notebook, Bookmark, Water Bottle, T-Shirt, Mini-Poster, and Markers
We are in the midst of a defining moment in history as we continue what our ancestors started. They paved the way for us to propel the movement forward. Now, we must ensure that the next generation is prepared to continue carrying that torch. The Social Action Box provides resources to help the young population become aware of the current state while helping them understand how to continue until we truly reach equality for all. Equipped with a Parent Guide, The Box gives suggestions on how to have those critical conversations around race relations and social action. Together, we can empower and make change!
Elementary Book - "A Sweet Smell of Roses": There's a sweet, sweet smell in the air as two young girls sneak out of their house, down the street, and across town to where men and women are gathered, ready to march for freedom and justice. Inspired by countless children and young adults who took a stand, two Coretta Scott King honorees offer a heart-lifting glimpse of children's roles in the civil rights movement.
Middle/High Book - "All American Boys": A bag of chips. That’s all sixteen-year-old Rashad is looking for at the corner bodega. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul Galluzzo, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad’s pleadings that he’s stolen nothing for belligerence, mistakes Rashad’s resistance to leave the bodega as resisting arrest, mistakes Rashad’s every flinch at every punch the cop throws as further resistance and refusal to STAY STILL as ordered. But how can you stay still when someone is pounding your face into the concrete pavement? But there were witnesses: Quinn Collins—a varsity basketball player and Rashad’s classmate who has been raised by Paul since his own father died in Afghanistan—and a video camera. Soon the beating is all over the news and Paul is getting threatened with accusations of prejudice and racial brutality. Simmering tensions threaten to explode as Rashad and Quinn are forced to face decisions and consequences they had never considered before.
Note: Melanated Conversations is a great companion to the Social Action Box.
Social Action Box
If you feel that your fourth or fifth grader is mature enough for the chapter book, please feel free to select the Middle and High option. See the "Descriptions" sections for more detail about the books.
Parent Guide, Affirmation & Action Steps Card, Book w/Discussion Guide, Notebook, Bookmark, Water Bottle, T-Shirt, Mini-Poster, and Markers