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WorldView Good Reads: Off the Press for August 2020

Published: August 25, 2020

Here are good reads from around the globe that have caught our attention during the month of August.

The Social Distancing Festival is a site for celebrating art from all over the world, showcasing amazing talent, and coming together as a community at a time when we need it more than ever.

How I Explain Racism to My White Friends (So They Can Explain It to Their Kids). Ayren Jackson-Cannady writes that when it comes to racism, it’s hard for words to come. She offers things one can do with young people that will help to open their eyes to race and injustice. 

Good Reads to Help Kids Understand the Immigrant ExperiencePowerful stories of the immigrant and refugee experience can help kids understand what people go through when they move to a new country and start new lives. These novels and memoirs for kids 10 and under can help build empathy and sensitivity among readers, and kids from immigrant families can see reflections of their own struggles and triumphs.  

How to Speak Your Opponent’s Language in a Political Debate. Recent research suggests that to have better political conversations, you should first explore the other person’s values. 

Help Students Process COVID-19 Emotions With This Lesson Plan. As we transition into the new school year, the task for educators in the coming weeks and months is to help children reflect, refocus, and move forward.  

Stayin’ Inside! COVID-19 humor is appearing! Dance along to Quarantine!  

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