Book Recommendations For Talking About Race With Children:

For Preschoolers:
Shades of People by Shelley Rotner and All the Colors We Are: The story of how we got our skin color by Katie Kissinger are both full of beautiful photos of kids from diverse ethnicities. The latter includes a scientific explanation of why people have different skin colors.

For Grades K-2:
Chocolate Me! by Taye Diggs and Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman are picture books featuring Black protagonists, with strong messages of self-affirmation in the face of discrimination.

The Skin I’m in: A First Look at Racism is written by psychotherapist Pat Thomas, and encourages children to be comfortable with differences in skin colors among their friends.

For Grades 3+:
Who Belongs Here? by Margy Burns Knight and My Name is Bilal by Asma Mobin-Uddin are complex stories that promote compassion for immigrants.

The Hello Atlas by Ben Handicott. This book includes charming illustrations by Kenard Pak, demonstrating the variety of skin tones, landscapes, and languages of cultures around the world. There’s even a free app where you can hear real children speaking sentences in dialects that correspond with the book.

Click on each of the following forms to download. Please send forms to the appropriate ChristianWorks Department staff member.

North Texas Giving Day

Thank you to everyone who participated in North Texas Giving Day 2020. We are grateful for your generosity and support of ChristianWorks!

Celebrate the Children Auction & Dinner

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Time: 7:00pm — 8:15pm
Virtual Live Streamed Event

For 30 years, the Celebrate the Children Auction & Dinner has been the flagship event for ChristianWorks fundraising. Held in the beautiful downtown Dallas Omni, the evening is filled with a silent auction of over 350 items, a fabulous dinner, live auction, raised generous paddles, and the blessing of a live concert. It’s a wonderful night to invite friends and family into the ministries of ChristianWorks—a mix of fundraising, fellowship, friend reunions and a lot of fun!

For the first time ever, this wonderful night is going virtual! Ticket holders will be emailed a special link to join the live streaming festivities. All the elements will still be present—the silent auction, live auction, and the heart of the evening, the Fund-a-Cause. We'll be joined by special guests, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson and 7-time Grammy nominated Natalie Grant, as well as the emcees of the evening, Bonnie Curry and Jay Jenson from KLTY. It promises to be an evening as rich and full of grace as our attendees have come to know. We invite you to join us.

For ticket, underwriting and event information, please visit our Auction Website: https://bidpal.net/CelebratetheChildren2020

For questions or volunteer opportunities, please contact our Auction Chair, Jennifer Liebl, Special Events Coordinator at jliebl@christian-works.org.

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