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"All Are Welcome" PBS Race & Diversity Book Series from Morgan County Partnership
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"All Are Welcome" PBS Race & Diversity Book Series from Morgan County Partnership

(Book 1 of 13). The Morgan County Partnership's Positive Action program presents "All Are Welcome" By Alexandra Penfold; illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman, for a series of stories on Race & Diversity. "All are welcome at this school where diversity is celebrated and songs, stories, talents, and traditions are shared." See a beautiful story unfold before your eyes then join Mrs. Hott for "Let's Talk About It" discussion questions suitable for all ages, at home and in the classroom too. For more on Positive Actions, health, and community wellness, follow the Daily Dose at positiveactionsmcp.blogspot.com; Instagram @positiveactions.mcp; youtube.com/user/hottfamily6; and get the free mobile APP from AppleStore and GooglePlay. #JoinMCPapp From PBS: Apply in the Classroom Start the school year off right when you welcome students and families with books and reading fun! When you share All Are Welcome, you deliver the important message that school is the place where every child is welcome. Follow the example in this book and host a community-building, back-to-school event that opens opportunities for talking about diversity, how we can learn from each other, and how we can have fun together even if we are different. Include a reading aloud of All Are Welcome at a back-to-school potluck picnic along with: students and parents making welcome banners to decorate your school a photo booth with props that say “welcome” in all the major languages spoken in your community an opportunity for families to sign up for a public library card.
"Whose Knees Are These" PBS Race & Diversity Book Series from Morgan County Partnership
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"Whose Knees Are These" PBS Race & Diversity Book Series from Morgan County Partnership

(Book 2 of 13). The Morgan County Partnership's Positive Action program presents "Whose Knees Are These" By Jabari Asim; illustrated by LeUyen Pham, for a series of stories on Race & Diversity. "This interactive and multicultural board book is a fun way to embrace diversity through a baby’s dimpled knees! Great for babies and toddlers. "Lilting language and bold shapes in flat colors encourage response as the narration asks who do these knees belong to? And in another book by Asim, your child will discover Whose Toes Are Those? The author's background as a poet is evident in the simple and evocative writing." "I love all my books but Whose Knees Are These? is my favorite. It reminds me of when I was little and my mom would tickle my knees when she read this to me.” -Sam, Age 9 --from PBS.org See a beautiful story unfold before your eyes then join Mrs. Hott for "Let's Talk About It" discussion questions suitable for all ages, at home and in the classroom too. For more on Positive Actions, health, and community wellness, follow the Daily Dose at positiveactionsmcp.blogspot.com; Instagram @positiveactions.mcp; youtube.com/user/hottfamily6; and get the free mobile APP from AppleStore and GooglePlay. #JoinMCPapp From MCP: Apply in the Classroom: Pause for "Let's Talk About It" Questions! Discuss that knees are all unique and wonderfully made. What is alike? What is different? Then, draw knees of people they know. Finally, what about animals....they have knees too! Have a fun discussion about the purpose of knees for our bodies, how they work; then, explore how our knees are quite alike! Next, "Sulwe"
"Sulwe" PBS Race & Diversity Book Series from Morgan County Partnership
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"Sulwe" PBS Race & Diversity Book Series from Morgan County Partnership

(Book 3 of 13). The Morgan County Partnership's Positive Action program presents "Sulwe" by Lupita Nyong'o. "This Coretta Scott King award-winning picture book is about self-esteem and beauty within. It’s a whimsical and heartwarming story about a little girl who learns to embrace her unique self." “[My daughter] likes that [Sulwe] was brave when people were not nice to her.” -Alexandra, Parent of 4-year-old "Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe just wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything. In this stunning debut picture book, actress Lupita Nyong’o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty." See a beautiful story unfold before your eyes then join Mrs. Hott for "Let's Talk About It" discussion questions suitable for all ages, at home and in the classroom too. For more on Positive Actions, health, and community wellness, follow the Daily Dose at positiveactionsmcp.blogspot.com; Instagram @positiveactions.mcp; youtube.com/user/hottfamily6; and get the free mobile APP from AppleStore and GooglePlay. #JoinMCPapp From MCP: Apply in the Classroom: Pause for "Let's Talk About It" Questions! This week, we consider how to resp ond when faced with prejudice. Teachers: For printable lesson activities, go to: https://www.adl.org/media/14005/download Next, "I Am Enough"byGrace Byers
"I Am Enough" PBS Race & Diversity Book Series from Morgan County Partnership
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"I Am Enough" PBS Race & Diversity Book Series from Morgan County Partnership

(Book 4 of 13). The Morgan County Partnership's Positive Action program presents "I Am Enough" by Grace Byers. "Like time, I’m here to be, and be everything I can.” The little girl in this story shines like the sun. She sings, soars, and stands like the mountains. “Like the winner, I’m here to win, and if I don’t, get up again.” She is strong and smart and loving and kind, but most importantly, she is herself, and that will always be enough." With illustrations by Keturah A. Bobo, this beautiful book explores fun activities enjoyed by children of all colors and celebrates each child's unique qualities. See a beautiful story unfold before your eyes then join Mrs. Hott for "Let's Talk About It" discussion questions suitable for all ages, at home and in the classroom too. For more on Positive Actions, health, and community wellness, follow the Daily Dose at positiveactionsmcp.blogspot.com; Instagram @positiveactions.mcp; youtube.com/user/hottfamily6; and get the free mobile APP from AppleStore and GooglePlay. #JoinMCPapp From MCP: Apply in the Classroom: Read the first three pages. What language pattern do you notice? What does the author mean by, “Like the sun, I’m here to shine”? What does the author mean by, “Like time, I’m here to be, and be everything I can”? Read the pages, “Like the champ, I’m here to fight” and “Like the heart, I’m here to love.” How is it possible to do both? What activities do the children enjoy in this story? What does it mean to be, “Like a ladder, here to climb, and like the air, to rise above”? Read the page, “I’m not meant to be like you; you’re not meant to be like me.” Do you agree? Why or why not? Explain what the author means after reading the page, “And in the end, we are right here to live a life of love, not fear…” What do the children mean at the end of the story when they declare, “I am enough”? Extension Activities Body Language. Provide each student with a large piece of mural paper. Have the students work in pairs. While one student lies down on the paper, the other student uses a pencil to trace around the partner’s body. Students should cut out their body and color the paper, adding hair, eyes, nose, mouth, hands, feet, and clothing. Display the cutouts on the wall to show how different and special all the students are. Me Mobile. Ask the students to recall some of the activities that the children enjoyed doing in this story, and then ask them to think about activities that they enjoy doing themselves. Tell the students that they will create a “Me Mobile” to highlight their favorite activities. Give each student 4–6 pieces of poster board and have them draw on each piece an activity that they enjoy doing. Punch a hole in the top of each piece and tie a piece of yarn to it. Use different lengths and colors of yarn. Then tie each piece to a hanger. Display the “Me Mobiles” in the classroom. Mirror Image. Reread aloud the page, “I know that we don’t look the same: our skin, our eyes, our hair, our frame.” Bring in some mirrors for the students to use. Have them look carefully at themselves in the mirror and then make a self-portrait by first sketching their face and then adding color. Like Me. Ask the students to recall the similes in this story and list them on a chart. Examples include “Like the sun, I’m here to shine,” “Like the voice, I’m here to sing,” and “Like the bird, I’m here to fly.” Have the students compose a poem using this language pattern to describe themselves (e.g. “like the wind, I race up a hill”). Students should illustrate their poem, and then the poems can be collated into a class book. #JoinMCPapp for the next PBS book picks on Race and Diversity, "The Day You Begin" by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael López
"The Day You Begin" PBS Race & Diversity Book Series from Morgan County Partnership
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"The Day You Begin" PBS Race & Diversity Book Series from Morgan County Partnership

(Book 5 of 13). The Morgan County Partnership's Positive Action program presents "The Day You Begin" by Jacquline Woodson, illustrations by Rafael López "Summary: National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two-time Pura Belpre Illustrator Award winner Rafael López have teamed up to create a poignant, yet heartening book about finding courage to connect, even when you feel scared and alone. There will be times when you walk into a room and no one there is quite like you. There are many reasons to feel different. Maybe it’s how you look or talk, or where you’re from; maybe it’s what you eat, or something just as random. It’s not easy to take those first steps into a place where nobody really knows you yet, but somehow you do it." See a beautiful story unfold before your eyes then join Mrs. Hott for "Let's Talk About It" discussion questions suitable for all ages, at home and in the classroom too. For more on Positive Actions, health, and community wellness, follow the Daily Dose at positiveactionsmcp.blogspot.com; Instagram @positiveactions.mcp; youtube.com/user/hottfamily6; and get the free mobile APP from AppleStore and GooglePlay. #JoinMCPapp Coming up next: SHE PERSISTED by Chelsea Clinton FOR FAMILIES/CLASSROOM TEACHERS, HERE ARE STUDENT ACTIVITIES/DISCUSSION PROMPTS: Teachers’ Tools for Navigation: Building classroom community around kindness and empathy is essential in building a safe, trusting environment for our students, and this text will be a perfect addition to any text set you have that focuses on these topics. In addition to these social-emotional impacts, the text allows for talks of theme, mood, and author’s intent. Discussion Questions: What is one way that you feel very different than most people around you? How could people support you? How could you support others who feel different? What examples of people’s differences did Woodson highlight in the story? What was the mood for the first large portion of the text? What is the theme of the book? Why do you think the author felt compelled to write this book? Why are differences important in our community? Nation? Classroom? *This study guide is provided by UNLEASHING READERS: Helping Readers of all ages navigate the world of books! For more resources, see: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=16957#:~:text=Discussion%20Questions%3A,Woodson%20highlight%20in%20the%20story%3F
"Hair Love" PBS Race & Diversity Book Series from Morgan County Partnership
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"Hair Love" PBS Race & Diversity Book Series from Morgan County Partnership

(Book 6of 13). The Morgan County Partnership's Positive Action SEL and Wellness Program presents "Hair Love" by Academy Award-winnnig creator Matthew A. Cherry, illustrated by Vashti Harrison. "Hair Love is a heartwarming tale about a girl, her dad, and some awesome hair that is uniquely hers." "Parents need to know that Hair Love, by former NFL wide receiver Matthew A. Cherry and illustrated by Vashti Harrison, is a lovingly depicted tale of a young African American girl's celebration of her hair and the special relationship she has with her father. Zuri is young and spirited, precocious and creative, and with the help of her dad is able to wrangle her kinky, coily hair into a style worthy of an extra special day. There are positive messages about patience and hard work, and Zuri has a keen awareness of her father's workload and all he does for her, especially when her mother is out of town. Harrison's rich, stylish, vivid illustrations amplify the story, which is based on Cherry's short animated film of the same name." Coming up next: SHE PERSISTED by Chelsea Clinton FOR FAMILIES/CLASSROOM TEACHERS, HERE ARE STUDENT ACTIVITIES/DISCUSSION PROMPTS: Teachers’ Tools for Navigation: Discussion Questions: Context and Connections: • Traditions are important in families, and in this film, one of the traditions is that the mother does the hair of her daughter. In your home who is in charge of helping kids with their daily routines? Why do you think that the job is done by that person? What are some struggles or challenges that you remember while getting ready in the morning? • Beauty equals acceptance in our culture much of the time, but is that why you think it is so important for Zuri to be able to walk out the door feeling beautiful in the morning? Characters, Setting and Story: • Take note of the beginning of the film. What is the setting? What things do you observe in the setting that are important to Zuri? • Is the date an important one for her? How do you know from her behavior? • Who is Zuri’s “fashion consultant” on her hairstyle? • Have you ever watched a video to help you learn something? If so, what was it? Was it as easy as the video showed? Why or why not? • How does Zuri’s Dad feel about trying to get her hair to look like she wants? How do you know this is how he feels, even though there is no dialogue? • In the “battle” scene, why do you think Zuri’s hair becomes a character? If you were going to name the character and give it some dialogue, what would its name be, and what would it say to Dad? What would Dad say back to it? • When you find out about Mom, what present does Zuri have that is important? Describe what she brings with her, and why it might be such an important gift. For more resources, see: More Discussion Questions, see: https://sffilm.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/SFFILM_EDU_StudyGuide_Hair-Love.pdf The Story Behind the Film: https://sffilm.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/SFFILM_EDU_StudyGuide_Hair-Love.pdf https://shelf-awareness.com/issue.html?issue=3470#m43985 For online printables: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Hair-Love-Differentiated-Book-Study-Activities-4635128
"She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World", PBS Race & Diversity Book Series from MCP
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"She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World", PBS Race & Diversity Book Series from MCP

"Sometimes being a girl isn't easy. At some point, someone probably will tell you. no, will tell you to be quiet and may even tell you your dreams are impossible. Don't listen to them. These thirteen American women certainly did not take no for an answer. THEY PERSISTED." YOU CAN TOO! (Book 7 of 13). The Morgan County Partnership's Positive Action SEL and Wellness Program presents "She Persisted; 13 American Women Who Changed the World" written by Chelsea Clinton and illustrated by Alexandra Boiger. From PBS, "This book features 13 women throughout history and today who persevered in the face of adversity. It encourages your child to keep striving for your dreams and to speak up. “[My granddaughter] likes this book because it taught her to follow her dreams.” -Lorraine, Grandmother of 8-year-oldComing up next: "My Hair is a Garden" words and illustrations by Cozbi A. Cabreera" "Throughout U.S. history, there have always been women who have spoken out for what's right, even when they have to fight to be heard. In early 2017, Senator Elizabeth Warren's refusal to be silenced in the Senate inspired a spontaneous celebration of women who persevered in the face of adversity. This book celebrates thirteen American women who helped shape our country through their tenacity, sometimes through speaking out, sometimes by staying seated, sometimes by captivating an audience. They all certainly persisted. This book features: Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Clara Lemlich, Nellie Bly, Virginia Apgar, Maria Tallchief, Claudette Colvin, Ruby Bridges, Margaret Chase Smith, Sally Ride, Florence Griffith Joyner, Oprah Winfrey and Sonia Sotomayor." (from: https://seattle.adl.org/files/2020/07/She-Persisted-by-Chelsea-Clinton-Discussion-Questions1.pdf) FOR FAMILIES/CLASSROOM TEACHERS, HERE ARE STUDENT ACTIVITIES/DISCUSSION PROMPTS: * What is the book's message? * What does persistence meant to you? Who do you know who is persistent, and how do you know? * Have. you ever had to be persistent about something? What happend? * What was one woman who you eschpeially related to and why? Who is a woman from WV you have heard of that "persisted"? For example, Katherine Creola Katherine Johnson was an American mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S. crewed spaceflights. Did you know she was from WV? Who is a woman in your community who you know that "persisted"? What did they do? Who is a woman in your school you know that "persisted"? What did they do? Finally, who is a woman in your home or family that "persisted"? How and why? Now, go tell them thanks for doing the RIGHT thing, even though it was the HARD thing to do! Your turn! For more resources, see: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:she%20persisted Presented weekly by the Morgan County Partnership's Positive programming, follow here: Subscribe to youtube.com/user/hottfamily6 Follow Instagram @positiveactions.mcp positiveactionsmcp.blogspot.com Free Mobile App from Apple Store and GooglePlay #PositiveValuesNetwork #RaceAndDiversity #SEL
"My Hair is a Garden" PBS Race & Diversity Book Series from Morgan County Partnership
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"My Hair is a Garden" PBS Race & Diversity Book Series from Morgan County Partnership

"Miss Tillie says it's not what you start with in the garden that matters. It's the CARE, TIME, and ATTENTION you give it. My hair is a garden, and I give it LOVE." (Book 8 of 13). The Morgan County Partnership's Positive Action SEL and Wellness Programs present "My Hair is a Garden" written and illustrations by Cozbi A. Cabrera. From PBS, "When Mack gets teased and taunted at school about her unruly hair, she turns to her neighbor Miss Tillie for comfort and help. To help Mack learn to care for her hair — and appreciate herself — Miss Tillie uses the metaphor of her lush garden to show Mack the many kinds of beauty and all the nurturing they require." "Hairstyles and how hair is cared for and adorned can convey powerful messages about a person’s identity, beliefs, and lifestyle. How you wear your hair can tell a lot about you as a person—and there are a lot of different ways to wear your hair! It’s important to celebrate one another for those differences and appreciate the person for who they are whether they have straight hair, curly hair, wear a hijab, or dreadlocks." Next, "easy questions to talk about the hard stuff!" FOR FAMILIES/CLASSROOM TEACHERS, HERE ARE STUDENT ACTIVITIES/DISCUSSION PROMPTS: * Mack was bullied because her hair is different. Have you or anyone you know ever experienced bullying based on how you look? * Miss Tillie is a neighbor and ally to Mack. What does it mean to be a good neighbor? What Positive Actions do you see from good neighbors? * Now, give examples on how you can be a good neighbor and friend to those being bullied. * Just like people, hair is DIVERSE. How is your hair like a garden? MORE TO DO: Invite local hairstylists and barbers with experience with all types of hair to read My Hair Is a Garden and related titles then discuss with students how to care for different types of hair. Celebrate everyone’s hair with: * photographs of the diverse hairstyles in your class/school made into a collage * a book created by students that defines and illustrates the hairstyles worn in your school/community * a Wacky Hair Day that encourages students to express themselves creatively. Questions for Discussion or Reflective Writing What do you find beautiful? Mack wants to get better at taking care of her hair. What is one thing you would like to get better at? Share your plan and timeframe for doing it. What does it mean to be a neighbor? Share ideas for things people can do to get to know each other. Have you or anyone you know ever experienced bullying based on how you look? For more resources, see: https://www.readacrossamerica.org/my-hair-is-a-garden/ Presented weekly by the Morgan County Partnership's Positive programming, follow here: Subscribe to youtube.com/user/hottfamily6 Follow Instagram @positiveactions.mcp positiveactionsmcp.blogspot.com Free Mobile App from Apple Store and GooglePlay #JoinMCPapp
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