Tag: Representation matters

How Many Ways Can You Say Hello? WIN This Book & CD by Refiloe Moahloli

“May our children grow up knowing, at the very least, how to greet a fellow South African in their mother tongue.” – Refiloe Moahloli

Sara’s first day of school is full of surprises, but the biggest one of all is that she discovers she doesn’t understand what the other children are saying and she wonders how she will make friends. Her teacher encourages her to find out the many ways one can say hello and so begins her journey of discovery on a hot air balloon across South Africa. (more…)

Black Dolls Matter

When little girls are little, they want to look just like their moms. And so as a white mom of a black daughter, it is especially important for me to do everything I can to help Kira love her brown skin and her curly black hair, even if it is different from my long blonde hair. One of the ways that I can do this is by finding her black dolls to play with because when black children play with black dolls that reflect their beauty they develop a healthy and robust sense of self. But black dolls aren’t just for black kids – when white children play with black dolls they become familiar with racial and physical differences which is so important. (more…)