Equity Walk Books: Hop, Skip, and Jump
Hop, Skip, and Jump
What games do you like? Do you like to play on a team or on your own? What does it mean to take turns? What does fair mean? Is fair the same as equal?
Resources for Students, grades K-2
- Ho’onani: Hula Warrior by Heather Gale
Ho’onani feels in-between. She doesn’t see herself as wahine (girl) OR kane (boy). She’s happy to be in the middle. But not everyone sees it that way.
- Bookjoy, Wordjoy, written by Pat Mora and illustrated by Raul Colon.
In this collection of poems about reading and writing, Mora celebrates the joy of playing with words. Colon’s striking illustrations add to the fun.
Resources for Students, grades 3-5
- Cardboard Kingdom, by Chad Sell
Inclusive graphic novel as fun as it could be about identity, play, knights, robots, monsters, and cardboard in a neighborhood’s summer.
- Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh, by Uma Krishnaswami.
It’s 1945, and nine-year-old Maria Singh really wants to play softball in a new team formed by her teacher. Then life gets complicated as prejudice flares in Maria’s California hometown and Maria, who is half-Mexican and half-Indian, must decide whether she has the courage to “step up” and advocate for her family’s rights.
Resources for Students, 6-8
- Go With the Flow, by Lily Williams
A graphic novel about female friendship and equality and women’s health activism.
- We Are the Ship, written and illustrated by Kadir Nelson.
In this large format book, Nelson relates the story of the Negro Leagues, set up by African-Americans because they were shut out of the whites-only national leagues.
- Roller Girl, written and illustrated by Victoria Jamieson.
In this Newbery Honor-winning graphic novel, Jamieson tells how Astrid, a girl who’s not interested in “typical” girl things, discovers the world of roller derby amid various friendship challenges.
Resources for Parents
- The Design of Childhood: How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids, by Alexandra Lange
From wooden blocks to city blocks, the objects and environment throughout history in children’s lives and their effect on kids’s independence. A non-ideological endorsement of free range parenting.
- The Opposite of Worry: The Playful Parenting Approach to Childhood Anxieties and Fears, by Lawrence J. Cohen
Cohen provides an approach, including activities and games, to helping children regulate their emotions and calm their bodies.
- Montgomery County Schools Equity Initiatives Unit
- Raising Race Conscious Children
- NAEYC Equity Resources: Living the Statement
- An Educator’s Guide to This Moment
- We Belong Here: The Takoma Park Equity Walk
- Resources for Taking Steps
- Resources for Bursting Bubbles
- Resources for Walk the Walk
- Resources for Leaps and Bounds
- Resources for Hop, Skip, and Jump
- Resources for Walking on Tiptoe
- Resources for Staying Balanced
- Resources for Lead and Follow
- Resources for Walking and Talking
- Resources for Tree Pose