Author: Debra Williams
Young people need to read books about other children who look like them and are going through similar experiences. Church Hat is a children’s book available on Amazon about a revealing conversation between a young Black boy and his Mother when she finds him playing dress-up, trying on her fancy hats. Instead of being in trouble, he experiences a joyful exchange that gives him the comfort of knowing that he can be curious and questioning without judgement or trauma.
Beautifully illustrated by Janine Carrington, the rhyming narrative captures a parent's loving guidance and the joy of a child's emotional safety in being accepted in a home where he knows he belongs.
It's a story for the whole family. If you are looking for a way to talk with your child about feelings that they may be different, this bedtime story has tolerance and encouragement with a positive message on supporting a child to be their authentic self. Silence creates secrets, and ignorance can lead to fear.
Buy a copy on Amazon and share how love always wins.
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