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Children's Nonfiction Prejudice & Racism

On the Playground Read-Along

Our First Talk About Prejudice

read by Jillian Roberts

illustrated by Jane Heinrichs

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Feb 2019
Prejudice & Racism, Bullying, Values & Virtues
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Feb 2019
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: p to k
  • Reading age: 6 to 8


This is an enhanced ebook with a read-along function. On the Playground: Our First Talk About Prejudice focuses on introducing children to the complex topic of prejudice. Crafted around a narrative between a grade-school-aged child and an adult, this inquiry-focused book will help children shape their understanding of diversity so they are better prepared to understand, and question, prejudice witnessed around them in their day-to-day lives and in the media. Dr. Jillian Roberts discusses types of discrimination children notice, what prejudice means, why it's not okay, how to stand up against it and how kids can spread a message of inclusion and acceptance in the world around them.

The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural, social and environmental issues that they may encounter outside their homes, in an accessible way. Sidebars offer further reading for older children or care providers who have bigger questions. For younger children just starting to make these observations, the simple question-and-answer format of the main text will provide a foundation of knowledge on the subject matter.

About the authors


  • Commended, BC Books for BC Schools
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets—Honorable Mention

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