Worship Services are currently online by email. Click here for latest worship service.

Steeple Newsletter

First Church Reads: Books for Kids about Racism

"First Church Reads" is a feature section of the Steeple where staff members or members of the church may be invited to offer book and formation recommendations that specifically help deepen spiritual life. This week we have recommendations from Marcia Myhre from our Children and Family Social Justice Lending Library.

by Marcia Myhre on July 22, 2020

"First Church Reads" is a feature section of the Steeple where staff members or members of the church may be invited to offer book and formation recommendations that specifically help deepen spiritual life. This week we have recommendations from Marcia Myhre from our Children and Family Social Justice Lending Library.



A Kid’s Book about Racism by Jelani Memory
Recommended for ages 6-60+
This is a kid’s book about racism. Inside you will find a clear description of what racism is and how it makes people feel when they experience it. Although the volume is void of pictures, it is filled with descriptive words and phrases that might be best understood when read with an adult or in a classroom setting. The pages, with their unique and interesting visual text, encourage conversation and the sharing of knowledge and examples that both children and adults have experienced. This is one conversation that is never too early to start with the child or too late to review as an adult.



What’s the Difference? Being Different Is Amazing By Doyin Richards
Recommended for ages pre-school –grades 2
Nothing attracts and holds a child’s attention more than a book with bright colorful pages and fun filled action photos. Children can easily identify with the emotions and expressive nature of the photos. The main topic is diversity and acceptance which is written in a style that encourages dialog and conversation with the young reader. The written content is enhanced by the photos which allow the child to relate to the varied experiences and activities. The book stresses what matters is not our differences but what we do together as friends and family.

Marcia Myhre

Previous Page