Monday, September 24, 2012

Divine Inspiration: Diversity-Minded Books for Your Kiddos

I'm a huge fan of resources.   :)   Knowledge is power, right?

If you've adopted transracially, I'm sure you've noticed the prevalence of white faces in Biblical literature, art, films, etc.    The angels are white, Jesus is white, all the characters are white (with sometimes a random black kid thrown in).    White, white, white.      

Yet, it's interesting to learn, that many Biblical characters were not light-skinned, including Jesus himself.    My mom, a Sunday School teacher, shared with me this book where the author mentions several Biblical characters who were very dark skinned, including...get this, Moses' adoptive mother, Pharaoh's daughter!   Yep, looks like Moses was transracially adopted, folks.

If you are someone who is sharing the Bible with your children, here are some books I encourage you to consider.   Each features characters of color and fabulous story lines.  (I will be the first to admit that I greatly dislike many Christian books due to their lack of interesting plots/story lines and lack of aesthetically pleasing illustrations).     Here's the list with links:  

He's Got The Whole World In His Hands

The Beautitudes:  From Slavery to Civil Rights

Jubilee

The Jesus Storybook Bible

The One Year Devotions for Preschoolers

Jesus Loves the Little Children

Happy Reading! 

1 comments:

Gaby said...

Oh, girl, check out the Children of God Storybook Bible, that comes with a CD read by Mr. Desmond Tutu and has gorgeous imagery.

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