Talk, The

Williams, A.
Jay and his friends are typical kids who love to play basketball, skateboard, and have races down the street. As the kids get older, white adults show disapproval of their actions, and while the kids miss the nonverbal clues, Jay’s family recognizes it’s time to have “the talk” with Jay. Sadly, they must provide advice about how to survive as a Black youth in America, such as not going out in big groups, how to act in stores, and how to react when police pull him over. This timely topic is presented in an age-appropriate manner with wordless visuals, and is suitable for class or school library collections, or as a read-aloud to launch discussions of racism, anti-racism, and individual experiences.
Collections:
Novel
Subject:
English Language Arts
Grades:
  • K-5