Posted on February 24, 2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Anyone who's dealt with children knows that they're smarter and more aware than many adults give them credit for.
And that's partly the motivation for a new children's book called The 1619 Project: Born on the Water.
Author Nikole Hannah-Jones said her child was aware of the concept of slavery before Hannah-Jones even mentioned it to her.
So one of her goals, in writing the book, was to provide an honest, yet empowering, way to discuss these historical hurts.
Hannah-Jones and her co-author — the children's book author and teaching artist Renée Watson — talked more about the themes of Born on the Water and the importance of being honest with children about history in an interview with NPR.
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