On the Playground: Our First Talk about Prejudice
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About the Author
Dr. Jillian Roberts is a child psychologist, author, professor at the University of Victoria and mother of three children. Considered a go-to child psychology expert for journalists, Dr. Roberts is a regular contributor to HuffPost, Global News and CBC. She is the author of two bestselling and award-winning series of children's books: the Just Enough series explains topics like birth and diversity to children ages 3-6, while the World Around Us series introduces kids ages 5-8 to issues like poverty and online safety. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
Jane Heinrichs is a children's book writer and illustrator. She is the author/illustrator of the hybrid graphic novel Every Home Needs An Elephant. Jane starts her day at a clear desk with her huge sketchbook (for books) and her tiny sketchbook (for daily drawings) but usually ends up sitting on the floor, surrounded by a collection of paints, pencils and papers. She lives in the UK with her family.
"A heartfelt…tool to provoke conversations about prejudice and bullying."--Kirkus Review
"Parents, teachers, and counselors will find this book to be a handy resource for discussing bullying, as it provides credible ways for children (and adults) to view themselves as active upstanders for others."--Booklist
"A useful discussion starter about combating intolerance."--CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"Confidently and skilfully tackles the issue of prejudice for our youngest readers...This would be an excellent title for classroom, personal, school and public libraries."--Resource Links