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First Name Basis Podcast

Feb 28, 2020

What did you learn about Rosa Parks growing up? You may have learned, like I did, that she was a tired seamstress on her way home from work and when a bus driver asked her to give up her seat to a white person it was the last straw so she decided not to stand. Well she was a seamstress, but the true story is so much...


Feb 20, 2020

Dr. Seuss books are some of the most popular books across the globe, but should it stay that way? In this episode we explore the fact that Dr. Seuss wrote more than just children’s books, he was the author of countless racist comics, ads, and political cartoons. So, as parents who value inclusion, what do we do? The...


Feb 13, 2020

In this episode my dad and I dig deep about the importance of Black History Month. This is one of my favorite conversations I’ve ever had on the podcast because it is just that, a conversation. When I was growing up late night conversations with my dad were some of my most cherished moments. He has a way of building...


Feb 6, 2020

The books that we have in our bookshelves speak volumes about who and what we value. In this episode I share the 3 steps to making your child’s bookshelf more inclusive and diverse. 

 

Step 1: Take inventory of your bookshelf 

Do you have books that are both mirrors and windows? Check out what Rudine Sims Bishop, the...